Secret Ingredients: 13 Foods Chefs Can't Live Without

From the humble onion to exotic Epelette pepper, here are 13 must-have secret ingredients from Sara Moulton, Art Smith, Eric Ripert and other top chefs and food personalities (14 Photos)

Katie Workman on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:12PM

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Secret Ingredients: 13 Foods Chefs Can't Live Without

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Sweet Onions

“Sweet Vidalia Onions in season, and Maui or Walla Walla. People have mixed feeling about onions but sweet varieties can turn folks. Every dish, sauce and bread is given a great debt in flavor from these delicious gifts from the garden.”

Art Smith, executive chef and co-owner, Chicago’s Table Fifty Two and Washington D.C.’s Art and Soul

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