From Jonathan (Wasted Food), in Durham, North Carolina:
My wife and I don’t keep tons of food on hand. I’ve never been much for “stocking up,” and ‘North Carolina winter’ is pretty close to an oxymoron.
The one thing we do buy in bulk is Herdez salsa (“salsa casera medium”) because we’re totally in love with it. When it’s on sale, I buy enough jars to prompt strange looks from the cashier.
We keep our cupboard contents light for a few other reasons. As you can see, the pantry isn’t huge. Plus, we live about a quarter-mile from the supermarket. But the main reason is to avoid waste. As you might guess from my blog, not wasting food is kind of important to me. The more goods you have, the less visible items become and the more likely you are to forget and squander them.
Along those lines, we try to have just one row of items. There’s inevitably a can of soup hiding somewhere, but the wire shelves really help keep more items in sight. We store the baking stuff up top because, sadly, it’s rarely used.
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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