by Alyssa Wiegand and Carla Delgadillo
It’s not always easy to try out a new recipe — especially when the risk of failure brings with it the risk of a hungry night at home. But sticking to what you know and love can get pretty boring after a while. So what’s a lazy, cash-strapped chef to do? Well, with the help of this book, you can just grab a few kitchen staples (or a favorite ready-to-make meal), head to your cabinet, and get to work! After a discussion of what food storage areas typically have (and what they ought to have) each section of the book provides age-specific guidance for the kinds of cabinets — and kitchens — you’re likely to be working with. What results is a book that you can take with you as you move on to ever-larger cupboards and evermore ambitious meals. With dozens of illustrations as well as pictures of cupboards from around the country, this is the cookbook for anyone who wants to break out of a kitchen rut without breaking too much of a sweat.