Most people I know have ‘a go to place’ in the home for essential food stash. This place is often referred to as the pantry or larder or kitchen cupboard.
A lot goes on in a food pantry and there’s more to the humble pantry than meets the eye.
Some pantries are packed full of nurturing and nourishing foodstuff while others are the complete opposite.
Being store cupboard savvy is a prerequisite for modern living and you can build yourself a nourishing and nurturing pantry by only purchasing what you know you’ll need and use over and over.
A nourishing store cupboard can be an incredible asset, taking stress out of a busy schedule and adding to the pleasure of everyday cooking.
I visit my pantry for ingredients to recreate a meal or experiment with new ideas. I love rummaging through stuff, checking use by dates and making sure ‘first in’ is ‘first out’. I enjoy getting to know my stash! I like my pantry to be beautifully ordered making cooking, eating and laughter a treasured part of my day. Like I said, a lot goes on in the ‘humble’ pantry
For those who don’t know, pantry is an old Latin word that has it’s root meaning in the word Panis or bread. Bread is essential to life as is good food. One could say a well stocked pantry is a foodie essential. I’d love to hear about your pantry.
Tell me, do you have a favourite essential item?
If you’re having a spring clean or building a new pantry, you may find my essential pantry list a useful guide.