Monday, March 11, 2013

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making pt2

Rating: Buy it. Soon

What's in it?

The book is organized somewhat like a grocery store, with each chapter representing an isle or section.  Its very clever but does require spending some time with the book to figure out what things are kept in what sections, much like an actual grocery store.  Luckily, the book is full of little tidbits and extra information so wandering from one section to the next, just like in a grocery store, you eventually get what you set off in search of, and collect many more things along the way.

I need to make that... oh, and one of those...and these...

Each Recipe is accompanied by a short lead in anecdote and an alternate title relating to the nature of the recipe or the circumstances leading to its creation.  Even if your not inclined to care about the author's family or daily commute, they place the recipes right into your own story and give perspective on how taking the time to make things you might normally buy can fit into your own hectic life. These also do a great job of breaking up the normal monotony of  the standard cookbook and almost make it readable as a story.  You really can just go from page to page and be entertained as well as informed.

Socio-Economics in your pantry. If that's not fun what is?

Even if it requires a bit more imagination to find what your looking for in this book (it does have an index actually, so its not hard at all), any inconvenience is more than made up for in content and the attitude with which its presented.  Its a happy book, and definitely an inspirational book.

Next time we will throw it in the oven and see if it tastes as good as it looks.

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