What ingredients should I keep in my pantry?

Thanks to Jim for asking today's question!

It can be difficult to figure out which ingredients will give you a fighting chance to tackle your new cookbook or a recipe you stumble across online - let alone improvise something from scratch in a pinch.

Well, today, we've got some versatile suggestions to help you cover a wide variety of cuisines in a pinch and some ideas for how to adjust to account for your tastes!