The Complete Modern Pantry: 350+ Ways to Cook Well with What's on Hand (Paperback)

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Busy home cooks can create exciting meals straight from the pantry with this unique cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.

Cook more, shop less, and improvise like a pro with over 350 recipes and tricks for making the most of ingredients you already have on hand.

Flexibility should be in every cook’s arsenal—sometimes you can’t always get to the supermarket. This invaluable cooking resource from America’s Test Kitchen shows cooks how to make use of their pantry by thinking in categories. The recipe is the blueprint—you focus on what the ingredients do, not just what they are.

Visualize a dish starting with what’s in your pantry, fridge, or freezer. Then substitute, swap, and combine to build the meal up:

Bulk and bases: grains, beans, and other starchy foods are a solid foundation
Long storage vegetables: use go-to staples like potatoes and garlic, even frozen veggies
Proteins: items like eggs, tinned fish, tofu, and cured meat anchor the meal
Toppings: creamy and rich, or crispy, crunchy, and chewy—these always transform a dish
Acidic and pickled foods: brighten everything up
Umami: flavor-enhancing condiments and seasonings add depth to food
Hot and smoky elements: spices, chiles, and sauces enliven your mea
Sweet and tart flavorings: balance out anything that’s salty, bitter, sour, or hot
DIY Pantry items: make your own blends and toppings

Whether you’re a home cook who wants to get more creative, or are budget and waste-conscious, or even just pressed for time on a weeknight, America’s Test Kitchen will show you how to improvise with confidence.

About the Author

America's Test Kitchen publishes award-winning cookbooks, along with Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines and produces public television's top-rated shows, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country. It is a very real 15,000 square-foot kitchen located in Boston's Seaport district and is home to more than 60 test cooks, editors, and tasting and testing experts. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781954210165
ISBN-10: 1954210167
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 448
Language: English