10 Essential Ingredients You Should Always Have In Your Fridge

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
Life doesn’t always allow for intricate, Pinterest-inspired recipes. Sometimes, you just want to spontaneously cook something delicious without having to head to the store. And, while last-minute meals are by definition, well, last-minute, you can always whip something good up — as long as you keep the right ingredients in your fridge.

Ahead, 10 renowned chefs share the one essential food they have in their kitchens at all times, to use in a pinch. From eggs to sriracha sauce, these items will make those “Oh, what am I going to eat?” moments a whole lot easier. Keep these go-tos in your pantry, and you’ll never have to rely on late-night delivery again.