This is a basic list of must-have ingredients for people who want to start cooking. These are just good things to keep around, stuff you should have at all times. This list is really basic.

Nonperishables Semiperishables
  • Bread. Whole grain is better and healthier.
  • Tortillas
  • Perishables

    This list is incomplete for any reasonable kitchen; it's just the fundamentals. This'll give you a good solid basis to work on, so you can grab a couple special ingredients from the store and have a nice meal, or even whip up something on a whim without extra ingredients. For instance, these gorgeous spinach wraps. Happy cooking.