Housekeeping: Change is a-comin'
During the past week, while attending to a family medical emergency, I've had an opportunity to practice what I preach about having a well-stocked pantry.
Going directly from hospital to home, I opened the refrigerator and freezer, and checked the cupboards, confident that I had enough in the pantry to conjure up many meals in the days ahead.
No time to shop for food, and lots of time to think.
Believe it or not, I've posted about 265 ingredients since I started this blog in 2006. I've shared everything I know, and learned more than I ever expected. You've read some of my favorite food stories, and discovered my secret sources.
I've experimented with new ingredients and let you in on the brands I use (really, would you have known about Three Crabs fish sauce if not for The Perfect Pantry?). And I've given you recipes that use the ingredients you already have on hand, or that encourage you to add new ingredients to your own pantry.
So, let's focus on the recipes, on how to use what you already have. Which, of course, is the whole premise behind this blog.
Beginning on Tuesday, each post will get right to the recipe, with links to more information on The Perfect Pantry about each ingredient. When I discover something new, you will, too, whether it's a Pantry Special like tonka beans or filé powder, or something that becomes an I-can't-cook-without-it permanent feature in my kitchen.
So, stay tuned. Change is a-comin', and I hope you'll like it.