Hey everyone, I didn't know where else to find this information so I thought I'd give this a shot.
My girlfriend and I just moved out together a few months ago. She loves cooking, watches Food Network as much as she can and has a real strong desire to become an amazing cook/chef. Because she moved in with me, and I'm not the best cook by a long shot I don't really have any cookware to use. For her birthday I got her a gorgeous 11pc. pot set to get her started.
She talks a lot about someday wanting Viking pots and pans so i thought for Christmas I would get her collection started but I am stumped for what to get. I was looking for opinions from real chefs on what you think would be the essential cookware piece if you had to pick one (pots excluded). Sautee pan? Fry pan? All we have for pans right now is a tiny old cast iron one and your run-of-the-mill Wal-mart non-stick. Also, non-stick vs 'stick'? Anyone have any opinions on the matter?
Thank you so much in advance :)