My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own

My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own

In this sweet, petite collection of essays and recipes, Alice Waters showcases the simple building-block ingredients she uses to create gratifying, impromptu meals all year long. In her most intimate and compelling cookbook yet, Alice invites readers to step not into the kitchen at Chez Panisse, but into her own, sharing how she shops, stores, and prepares the pantry stapl In this sweet, petite collection of essays and recipes, Alice Waters showcases the simple building-block ingredient...

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Title:My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own
Author:Alice Waters
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:080418528X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own Reviews

  • Melissa
    Dec 19, 2014

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

  • Simon
    Nov 21, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

    While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don't feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list...

    While I love Alice Waters, this book was focused on making pantry staples from scratch, and many of them I don't use and many others just were too much effort for the reward. ...

    I'm all for making money off one's skills, but this book put my teeth on edge from the moment Alice recounts how she communes with her pantry when she returns from trips. I like spices as much as the next guy, but I do not have a personal relationship with cumin. I also have most of he...

  • Laura
    Apr 02, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

    While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don't feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list...

    While I love Alice Waters, this book was focused on making pantry staples from scratch, and many of them I don't use and many others just were too much effort for the reward. ...

    I'm all for making money off one's skills, but this book put my teeth on edge from the moment Alice recounts how she communes with her pantry when she returns from trips. I like spices as much as the next guy, but I do not have a personal relationship with cumin. I also have most of he...

    Everything about this little book is appealing--the cover, the art, the author's down-to-earth yet warm descriptions of food. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it but I can't say that my life lends to making many of the recipes. I suppose many recipes fall into the good to know I can do tha...

  • Kara
    Mar 15, 2017

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

  • Patti
    Jan 07, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

  • Cissa
    Dec 01, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

  • Holly
    Oct 20, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

  • Mary
    Oct 13, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

  • Virginia Campbell
    Nov 22, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

  • Ella
    Dec 06, 2017

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

  • Ivonne Rovira
    Oct 21, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

  • Kimberly
    Dec 03, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

  • Dorothy
    Sep 24, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

  • Heather
    Aug 19, 2017

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

  • Carol Tietsworth
    Oct 14, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

  • Callista
    Dec 09, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

  • Correen
    Nov 18, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

  • Joe
    Jan 01, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

  • Jill
    Feb 10, 2017

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

    While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don't feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list...

    While I love Alice Waters, this book was focused on making pantry staples from scratch, and many of them I don't use and many others just were too much effort for the reward. ...

  • Janel Gradowski
    Dec 03, 2015

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

  • Claire
    Jan 03, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

  • Kasey Cocoa
    Jan 01, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

    While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don't feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list...

  • Donna Azure
    Sep 20, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

  • Debra
    Sep 28, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

  • Jenn Ballmann
    Jan 13, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

  • Prima Seadiva
    Jun 15, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

  • Nathan Paul
    Mar 01, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

  • Amanda Emerson
    Feb 14, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

  • Sue
    May 07, 2018

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

  • Librarylady90
    Jun 03, 2016

    Alice, I love you, but I'm not making any of this stuff. ...

    As a reviewer, I cannot in, all fairness, assign a rating to My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own. Alice Waters is a goddess in the restaurant and cookbook worlds; however, I had never read a book by her, and, to be honest, I bought My Pantry because I confus...

    My pantry, Alice Waters I did learn several things in this small volume, but I?m not sure they will ever be put to use. I had never heard the term ?vinegar mother?. My taste is not so refined that I will ever invest in a 10 quart oak barrel and make my own vinegar....although I ...

    I like to cook and I like to read cookbooks. Some I know I will never use and others I use until they fall apart. Alice Waters has been around the cooking scene for awhile now and this is the first book I've read by her. I plan on making some major changes to my pantry and boy did ...

    I love Alice, it's a sweet idea, and I will probably copy down some of the sweet preserve recipes, but she seems to be unaware that not all of us consider making our own vinegar or almond milk "quick and easy." Write a book about your homemade ingredients if you wish, but I don't care ...

    This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters? pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can?t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from spice blends to homemade cheese. Some recipes...

    This book is so inspirational! I was reading it at night when I had insomnia, and it was all I could do to stay in bed and not get up and cook stuff! The recipes and text are both very straightforward- not at ALL fussy!- but complete, and all of them have exciting variations both in...

    Oh my, I love this book. I have preserved food from my garden every year. I have even made some of my own mixes but this book takes it even farther. The book includes spice mixtures like cumin salt (yum) and Nico's Pork Seasoning (so good). There were also recipes for Nuts, such as Al...

    I was sent a copy of the book by Pam Krauss Books for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own. It's always been a personal goal of mine to learn to use every last scrap to its fullest potential and this book has given me a number of tips to help me reach this goal. I've ...

    I admire Alice Waters. So I wish I could say I read this and thought, oh, I could do that! But mostly I thought, wow, that really seems like a project. My worry is that by the time I shopped, prepared, and stored these homemade ingredients, the meals they contributed to would no longe...

    Alice Waters is the has had tremendous influence on the way food is sources and prepared in our country today. She has been a promoter of "food to table" since the 1960's. In this book, Alice tells how to cook, really cook, with good, fresh ingredients and basic techniques . A must hav...

    Alice Waters presents her esoteric tastes combined with some common sense ideas. She argues the worth of her diet in terms of environmental responsibility, nutrition, and economy then goes on to make some foods that would likely have a limited appeal. I am certain that the food is de...

    In this pretty little volume, Alice Waters offers several handfuls of recipes for stocking a pantry. Although I'm eager to try many of the recipes--za'atar, Nifouler's Masala, Apple Peel Cider Vinegar, Tomato Confit, and Mia's Vin d'Orange--it is really the "pantry principle" Waters pr...

    Only Alice Waters could make me read and enjoy a book about what's in her pantry. ...

    I received an email alerting me that I could purchase the Kindle version of My Pantry by Alice Waters for only $2.99. I jumped at it. This is a slim volume (I'm assuming) because I read it and skimmed the recipes in that setting. I will revisit this book again and again if simply for t...

    Love Alice Waters' philosophy and approach to cooking. This is an informative book about the staples that she has on hand. Suffice to say that her pantry and mine have very little in common. I think I'm more likely to seek out her restaurant than to make these myself, but for a moment ...

    Not very practical but some of the concepts and recipes are very good. Very hit and miss book but there are some good gems in there. Enjoyed the Vinegar and preserving section but feels like it needs to be it's own book. ...

    I like the pretty design and illustrations. I wish their were more recipes, it seemed almost condensed. ...

    Pretty interesting, but as a vegetarian with a lot of food allergies, not much I would make. ...

    An interesting read with lots of unusual recipes. I would not purchase this one due to the fact that my family would not eat many of the recipes. ...

    This is a fine book for anyone looking to make their own pantry staples, but because of my many, many allergies, it wasn't very helpful. There were several recipes I'd have liked to have tried had my body allowed me. It might be great for someone else, but it just wasn't for me. ...

    For those with the time, money, and kitchen space, there a lot of good recipes here on how to make all the basics and condiments and staples one usually just buys, like vanilla extract and goat cheese. ...

    This was a very quick read. I checked out of the library, read it in one evening. I liked some of the ideas. Only 3 stars because I can see some are daunting if you are not already into cooking or don't enjoy it. I have always kept a pantry for a couple reasons. The key is to stock th...

    A pantry is defined as a ?small room off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients, utensils, pots and pans, china & etc. are kept?. I once lived in a house with a pantry, and it had a window looking out over the back yard. It was a pleasant space, one where I not only perused the...

    Throughout this book the author shares her philosophy of cooking at home and includes a plethora of interesting recipes and tips. I am looking forward to trying a few of the recipes but there are many recipes that call for such expensive ingredients that I doubt I will ever make them. ...

    While this is certainly a very interesting read, as a cookbook I feel it has a very limited audience. I admit I enjoyed reading about the various recipes and pondered over the various tastes. However, I don't feel I would be spending the time, energy and resources to hunt down the list...

    While I love Alice Waters, this book was focused on making pantry staples from scratch, and many of them I don't use and many others just were too much effort for the reward. ...

    I'm all for making money off one's skills, but this book put my teeth on edge from the moment Alice recounts how she communes with her pantry when she returns from trips. I like spices as much as the next guy, but I do not have a personal relationship with cumin. I also have most of he...

    Everything about this little book is appealing--the cover, the art, the author's down-to-earth yet warm descriptions of food. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it but I can't say that my life lends to making many of the recipes. I suppose many recipes fall into the good to know I can do tha...

    While there were a few recipes and a bit of an explanation of what she keeps in her pantry, Waters didn't give me enough of an inventory of what she thought a basic kitchen should have. It's all well and good to give me advice for making tuna in oil on my own (not very likely!). I want...