There are two ways you can go about stocking your pantry: the storebought route or the homemade. Alana Chernila, the voice behind Eating From the Ground Up falls firmly in the latter category. Her newly released cookbook, The Homemade Pantry boasts 101 recipes that will replace storebought staples with DIY recipes for everything from ketchup and mustard to ricotta and mozzarella.
The Homemade Pantry is not only a really fun cookbook, one written with 'project cooks' in mind, but also a real eye-opener. After all, when was the last time you whipped up a batch of butter at home? It's not only easy but thrilling and not nearly as time-consuming as you'd imagine. (Don't worry, we've got the butter recipe coming at you this week.)
Look forward to a fun week over here at Cook the Book. We'll be rolling up our sleeves and sharing all sorts of do it your self recipes including Butter, Hot Sauce, Ricotta, and a homemade Coffee Liqueur.
Win 'The Homemade Pantry'
Thanks to the generous folks over at Clarkson Potter, we are giving away five (5) copies of The Homemade Pantry this week.
All you have to do is tell us a pantry item that you'd like to start making and stop buying in the comments section below.