26. Fine salt
Salt is simply the single most important and widely useful ingredient in any kitchen.
27. Coarse salt
While fine salt is best for cooking and baking, coarse salt is preferable for seasoning food once it’s ready to eat.
28. Black peppercorns
Salt’s longtime partner on dining tables, black pepper adds heat and pungent flavor to foods. Freshly ground peppercorns are best.
29. Granulated sugar
Fine-ground sugar is not only a necessity for most baking (even bread) and a sweet addition to breakfast cereal (including oatmeal), but is called for in many savory recipes.
30. Brown sugar
Whenever a caramelized character is called for in dishes either sweet or salty, brown sugar is the way to go.