My Pantry


  • This book’s for all of us who work 60 hours a week but still want to eat good food at home
  • Recipes and text by Alice Waters, illustrated by her daughter, Fanny Singer
  • A kitchen essential—for everyone who’s ever wanted to have the skill of just throwing something together, this book’s for you
  • Published by Penguin Random House, 144 pages

Few things impress me more in the kitchen than a host who can throw together a lunch for six unannounced guests with whatever’s hanging out in the back of the fridge, mixed through with a jar of this or that pulled out from the back of a cupboard. Tinned octopus, herbed olives, pickled shallots, a red pepper jelly, saucisson sec, a good piece of cheese—in this super intimate, conversational book, what Alice Waters really has to offer in this book is a way of being in the kitchen. With a well-stocked pantry, there’s always something delicious and quick for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.