Author(s): Claire Thomson
This is going straight on the shelf by my cooker. Many people have tried to write a useful `store cupboard' cookbook. Claire Thomson has succeeded. -Diana HenryThe Art of the Larder presents 150 dishes that offer everyday meal solutions, all with store cupboard basics at their heart. An organized, methodical and economical kitchen cupboard can be life-changing. Knowing that you can always have a simple, healthy, delicious meal at your fingertips will revolutionise the way you cook and shop. Food writer Claire Thomson takes you through the essentials, from flours and grains, to pulses, pastas and spices, as well as dried fruits, nuts and seeds for instant dessert or breakfast solutions. By combining larder staples with a little fresh produce, you can enhance your dinner or just make a store cupboard supper from scratch.With dishes including buckwheat crepes, sour cherry and pistachio pilaf, firecracker noodles, red lentil hummus, spiced Moroccan almond pastries, date and semolina bars, and honey and nutmeg tea bread, The Art of the Larder is a vital cookbook in every kitchen.
Claire Thomson is a chef and food writer. She is the food ambassador for the National Trust, and regularly writes for publications including Countryfile magazine and the Guardian. Claire lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. This is her third book.