Somewhere between college and marriage you need to graduate from the microwave and move to the stove top. Making the transition will require some equipment.

Chef and NYC Restaurateur Bill Telepan is going to make that transition easier. He’s provided the no-nonsense, no-soufflé-cup, no-vegetable-juicer list of everything you need to cook a decent meal. There’s no excess, just 10 items that will move you from a sloppy grilled cheese to a moist grilled chicken.

Sear a steak for your buddies or braise a salmon for your girlfriend. Here’s all a guy needs to cook a decent meal.