I am a guy from India going to settle in the US(Houghton, MI) for higher education for a period of 2 years. I have been bombarded by a variety of stereotypes for cooking (You won't get this and that in the US, etc).
Since my university is located in such a remote area, I don't think there would be any shops selling cookware/utensils locally. So I have to rely on Amazon/Walmart only.
So my cardinal question is, for a student creating his kitchen from scratch, what are the essentials that should be bought and from where i.e. locally or online.
I am not going to recreate Indian food there, rather would be interested in learning local cuisine and preparing the food prepared in households in the US.
I would also like get some advice on this topic i.e. whether I should bring some utensils from India or I can totally rely on Amazon/Walmart for my cooking needs?
PS: I am getting an oven and an electric stove in the apartment I would be living in. Sorry if this question is off-topic here, please redirect me to the correct location.