Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry

Tips & Recipes for A Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen

Book - 2010
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hen essentials, like what basics to keep on hand for quick, tasty meals without a trip to the store, and features recipes that adapt old-fashioned pantry cooking for a modern audience. Avid chef and gardener Amy Pennington demystifies canning and pickling for the urban kitchen and provides tips for growing a practical food garden in even the smallest of spaces.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, 2010.
ISBN: 9781594853463
Branch Call Number: 641. 5 PEN
Characteristics: 175 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)


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Mar 02, 2012

I loved this book and bought my own copy after reading the library's. If you live in the city and want to eat like you live in the country, the advice and recipes are just perfect. Several recipes have already become regulars for me. Highly recommended!

ksoles Dec 23, 2011

Part how-to guide to creating a well-stocked, seasonal pantry and part cookbook, "Urban Pantry" appeals to foodie apartment dwellers. Amy Pennington offers sound advice on using a variety of ingredients and provides intriguing recipes that make use of some lesser known products (farro, coconut oil, nigella seeds). She also includes chapters on small-batch preserving and the pantry garden and enhances her prose with a photo section, albeit small and inadequate.

When I picked up this book, I expected more information on running a sustainable, economic kitchen and fewer (if any) recipes. Apart from the initial chapter, "stocking the pantry," the book can't quite decide which genre to fall into. Despite tips on buying and cooking everything from grains to nuts to yogurt, I found "Urban Pantry" ultimately unsatisfying.

Aug 07, 2010

A very useful book on building/stocking your home pantry with healthy and thrifty foods. Includes gardening tips and recipes.

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