These days just as fifty years ago a minimum list of fireplace accessories includes only a few necessary items. Nothing new was invented in the last century. Today you will need a set consisting of a poker, a shovel for coal, also brooms and tongs. Add to this list a screen that helps to adjust the flame, a grate and log holders, and that's probably going to be all you have purchase for the fireplace.
Works perfectly as a real cooking stove. Some modern wood burning stoves are designed to work as cooking stoves. All you need is to install the cookware and adjust the temperature and you are good to go. With a good wood burning stove, you can thus reduce your expenditure on cooking gas.