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4.0 out of 5 stars Only 5 dozen?, May 7, 2010
This review is from: Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen (Paperback)
What a great cookbook! I knew from the cover of this book, that it was going to be a good one. I know, I know, "don't judge a book by it's cover." Glass jars of polenta and beet greens, these are a few of my favorite things. And I'm now planning to add open shelves in my kitchen.

Beyond the cover, I thought the author did a great job of keeping it personal with great suggestions, stories and few ingredient recipes. The recipes seem classic, but with a twist to keep the recipe, economical, local, and beautiful. I started out with the cracker recipe, and I HIGHLY recommend that one. I'm no baker, and these turned out so delicious, I want to share them with everyone I know. Next I tried the super easy Carrot-Coconut Milk Soup. So, simple, so delicious, and so easy!
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2010 6:39:01 PM PDT
A. Martin says:
How about telling us more about the cracker recipe---cheese? Sesame? What drew you to it? Is it baked or fried? What fats are used in it? Does it rise (yeast)?

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 7:48:14 AM PDT
Auntie Claus says:
I have a question about open shelves. Does she recommend this in the book? If so, how is the food protected from light? (light tends to ruin things, making beer skunky and anything with oils -spices, whole grain flour, coffee, tea, wheat germ- go rancid) For example, does she stress using dark or opaque jars? Does she say there are areas in the kitchen where open shelving is impractical (like around the stove, where doors are the only thing keeping the stuff in cupboards from getting coated in a greasy film)? I'm just trying to gauge how practical the book is or if it's just concerned with making things catalogue-pretty.
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