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!