The 5 Ingredients That Are Always In 'Iron Chef' Michael Symon's Pantry (VIDEO)

10/28/2013 09:09 am ET | Updated Oct 28, 2013

Chef Michael Symon is well known for a few things: he is an Iron Chef as well as a co-host of "The Chew," he has an insatiable love for good, hearty, simple food and he also has a really great laugh. You get to enjoy glimmers of all three of those things in the HuffPost Live clip above, while also hearing what this well-known chef and excellent eater deems absolutely essential in his own pantry.

We're huge proponents of a well-stocked pantry, but are always careful to remind ourselves that "well-stocked" doesn't necessarily have to mean "busting at the seams." We think the Iron Chef's five suggestions are absolutely spot-on. What are your five necessities? Let us know in the comments!

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