Listening to America's Test Kitchen Radio and one of the regulars posed this question to Chris based on the notion of the regular's son having to cook in a very small dorm kitchen. If you could only have 4 pieces of kitchen gear, what would you have? He offered frying pan, pasta pot, sharp knife and wooden spoon. I'm working on the presumption there would also be basic eating utensils and minimal dishes that could be pressed into service for cooking in addition. This sounds like a pretty good set to me. What would you choose if you could only have 4 pieces of gear?