Originally Posted by CharlieD
I say, after 40 years, you should just cook the way you always have been cooking. Just use your old pots and pans. My grandma had 2 pots and 1 frying pan, for as far back as I remember. She was the best cook I have ever met in my life. Always had guests in the house always had refrigerator full of food.
Ah, but your grandma probably had a cast iron frying pan, which (properly seasoned) is the best for almost everything. Not everyone's old pots and pans are like "grandma's", in which case upgrading might be a really good idea. ;) I am in the process of acquiring a couple more cast iron pans because I foolishly gave away all but one of mine in a pre-moving panic and have regretted it ever since!