If you had to pick the 16 ingredients that are most central, most essential, most beloved in your cooking, what would they be? For the editors and cooks of Sunset magazine, this collection of staples is pulled straight from the cuisine and farmers markets of the West — artichokes and berries, dried beans and lamb, nuts and chiles, to name just a few. It's an eclectic group of favorites, and one that makes perfect (and delicious) sense after spending some time with them in Sunset's latest cookbook, Cook Taste Savor. The philosophy is simple: start with the ingredients, not with the recipe. I couldn't agree more.