The only problem I now face, is that I have to re-stock my kitchen cupboards ... in a space-efficient way.
If you're not following.. I'll explain. My entire kitchen size is 3m long by 1.4m wide.
And in this 3x1.4m space... I have my fridge, oven, stove top and dish washer.
Which leaves me about 1 set of drawers and some overhead cupboard space to fit in all my pantry items.
So keeping to essentials, and yet at the same time provide a wide enough spectrum to cover most the recipes I like to make on a regular basis, here is my list of 25:
Cupboard 1 (Oils & Sauces):
- Olive Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Chilli Oil
- Light Soy Sauce
- Japanese Rice Wine Vinegar
- Chinese Cooking Rice Wine
Cupboard 2 (Seasoning & Dried ingredients):
- Sea Salt
- Black Peppercorns
- White Sugar
- Dried Porcini Mushrooms
- Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
- Chilli Flakes
- Plain Flour
- Baking powder (to turn Plain flour into self raising flour)
- Tapioca Starch
- Dried Pasta
- Arborio Rice (for risottos)
- Jasmine Rice (for chinese cooking)
Cupboard 3 (Tinned & Bottled Things):
- Tinned Tomatoes
In my fridge:
- Parmesan Cheese
Herbs & Other Aromatics:
- Rosemary (growing from my pot in the window)
Can anyone else think of any other must-have items to add to this list ?
Thanks in advance.. :)