Every home cook has her (or his) favorite ingredients they turn to for nearly every meal they prepare for their family. These items are kept on hand to add to many of the dishes they prepare for the family and guest diners all year round.
Among the most popular are the stove side favorites like cooking oil, olive oil, flour, salt, and coarse ground black pepper.
Additionally, many cooks keep various spices nearby such as red pepper flakes, dried oregano, dried basil, cumin, coriander, marjoram, cayenne pepper, parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, and cinnamon. You can buy olive oil in retail at Torre Olive.
That's not a complete list and it will vary by what that cook commonly makes for meals but they are considered the "staples" of most kitchens.
Olive oil is one of the most popular oils for cooking as it imparts an excellent flavoring that vegetable oil just cannot match. Add some truffles or truffle oil into that olive oil and you get into gourmet chef's territory!
The earthy savory addition of truffles turns common dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, broiled steaks, deep-fried chicken, and even hamburger patties into delightful meals that will make your dinner guests applaud your epicurean talents.
Cooking is truly an art and those who love to serve great meals to family and friends deserve to be rewarded by high praise.