What does Alice Waters have in her pantry...?

Jacquelyn Byers

4 Stars

May 15, 2016

Hello friends. Two weeks in a row. I'm on a roll after almost a year off from blogging. Today I wanted to write a quick note to let you know about this fun new book I've been enjoying perusing. It's Alice Waters newest work, My Pantry that she co-wrote with her daughter, Fanny Singer. 


Are you familiar with Alice Waters? I must admit that most of my experience with Alice Waters has been through quotes and Facebook memes. I knew she had a lot of wonderful things to say about eating real food, shopping locally and preparing delicious food at home. Other than that, I didn't know much about her.


But now I know what Alice Waters has in her pantry! 


I was excited to see this book come out in the same way that I would love to know what Nina PlanckMichael Pollan or any other real-food guru has in their pantry. Not in a creepy stalker-ish way... but just in an every-one-eats-three-times-a-day-and-snacks kind of way.... So how does everyone who strives for this real food idea 24/7 actually eat?


This book covers a wide range of topics--including fun spice and salt mixtures, nut and bean preparation, different way to preserve a harvest, and even simple cheese making. It's a super fun addition to any kitchen cookbook collection. 


It also has a lot of really fun illustration and some really fabulous looking recipes. I haven't had a chance to make any yet (that whole surviving one year with three kids thing keeps me pretty busy...) but as soon as I get a chance to get back in my kitchen I want to try out some of her recipes for preserving meat and fish and making my own red wine vinegar!