Is it hot in here, or is it just the peppercorns? We asked José Andrés, Michel Nischan, Gail Simmons, Michael Chiarello, Sang Yoon, John Besh, Richard Blais and Andrew Zimmern to deliver some serious sweet talk to their favorite ingredients and kitchen tools in the video above.
Hungry for more?
Daniel Boulud - avocados
Susan Feniger - avocados and potato chips
George Mendes - sardines
Jonathan Waxman - wooden spoon
Got a kitchen obsession of your own? Let it all hang out in the comments below.