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You're stranded on a desert island...

If you were stranded on a desert island lush in fresh ingredients and a variety of wildlife, and you were lucky enough to have a single possession from your culinary world, what would it be? Your favourite cookbook? A special ingredient? A particular piece of equipment?

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      1. re: MGZ

        Even better would be one of the flame clicker things with extra fluid.

        Second would be a really good knife/cleaver.

        Wasn't there a similar thread recently? Except it was what ever you could carry and assumed the island had electricity etc?

      2. I'd rather be stranded on a dessert island.

          1. My forty year old carbon steel chinese clever. 'No brainer'. LOL

            1. Rambo's knife - it had matches in the hollow handle.

                1. A survival manual/cookbook.

                      1. Whisky, provided it doesn't run out.

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                        1. re: MonMauler

                          I agree, a nice cool cave filled with barrels of brandy. Ill sip from a clam shell.

                          1. re: CCSPRINGS

                            On a serious note, a cooking vessel like a wok. Hopefully I create fire to use it.

                          1. Definitely salt...practical person that I am.

                            1. An economist. So an engineer, a chemist, and an economist are stranded on a desert island with a few cases of canned foods. The engineers tries, unsuccessfully, to fashion a can opener from what he can find. The chemist tries to see if there is any substance that might eat through the cans but not poison them. The economist, brilliantly, says, "Assume a can opener." I hope he or she can also assume food.

                              1. The Professor and Mary Ann. The Professor for practical reasons, and Mary Ann for..... Also throw in a copy of Goodfellas, and a good cast iron skillet.