What do I need to have in my pantry?
June 27, 2007 2:05 PM Subscribe
I'm about to move into a rented house house- what staples should I use to stock my first-ever pantry?
posted by showbiz_liz to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
In about a month, I'll be moving into a rented house with a nice kitchen, and I'd like to be able to cook a lot of my food at home. No more steady diet of Easy Mac and Chinese takeout, which is how I ate in the dorms. Ideally, I would go to the grocery store once a week, just pick up whatever meat and vegetables are on sale, and be able to cook pretty much whatever I want with them at home. The problem is, I have no idea what all of the items I'd need to have on hand to do that are. Things like broth, oil, pasta, and so on- basic, critical things that are used in a large number of recipes.
So, what do I need to have on hand in my pantry? How do you stock your kitchens?