Cooking and Baking

Weekend Cook and Tell: What's In Your Pantry?

Welcome back to our weekly community cooking feature, Weekend Cook and Tell. Each Wednesday we'll scour the various food sections of national newspapers to find an article or recipe to inspire a weekend cooking project. We want all of you serious eaters to use this idea to make a great weekend meal, and we want to hear all about it!

This week's Cook and Tell is all about cleaning out your pantry. The Chicago Sun-Times ran this great piece today about making meals out of what ever you have on hand. Food editor Janet Rausa Fuller invites chef and culinary school instructor John Bubala into her home and asks him to make a meal out of the contents of her pantry and fridge, no shopping allowed. The results? Delicious pan fried salmon cakes (made out of canned salmon) and fried rice that using the leftovers from the fridge.

If you are anything like me you have a pantry full of miscellaneous items just waiting to be used. Over the weekend we are going to be cooking up something good without a trip to the grocery store. Delve into the dark, dusty regions of your pantry and see what's back there, probably something worth cooking!

Check back with us over the weekend to show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes in Talk with comments on this thread! If you'd like to blog along from home, leave a link to your Cook and Tell blog post in the comments. We'll round up all your photos and ideas in a post early next week. Let's get cookin'!

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