pantry basics

Here are Martha’s suggestions on essential pantry items:

BAKING NEEDS
unbleached all-purpose flour
whole wheat flour
granulated sugar
brown sugar (light & dark)
confectioners sugar
molasses
corn syrup
vanilla beans & extract
raisins
cocoa powder
baking chocolate
chocolate chips
baking powder
baking soda
cornstarch
gelatin
cream of tartar
parchment paper
shortening
vegetable oil spray

H E R B S & S P I C ES
salt
black pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
oregano
bay leaves
thyme
sage
rosemary
dry mustard
paprika
cayenne pepper
curry powder
cumin
cinnamon
ginger
nutmeg
allspice
cloves

CANNED GOODS
chickpeas
black beans
white beans
kidney beans
whole tomatoes
tomato paste
sundried tomatoes
roasted peppers
tuna (in oil or water)
anchovies (in oil)
capers (in vinegar or salt)
olives
cornichons
soy sauce
honey
mustard (dijon)
mayonnaise
ketchup
worcestershire sauce
tabasco
hoisin
chicken stock
condensed milk
evaporated milk
coconut milk
coconut cream
pineapple juice
cranberry juice
jams/jellies
peanut butter

WINES & S P I R I TS
white
red
vermouth
rum
cognac
grand marnier

O I L S
olive
extra-virgin olive
canola
sesame (unflavored & hot)
corn
peanut
grapeseed
VINEGARS
red wine
white wine
rice wine
balsamic
cider
white
tarragon
sherry

PASTA (dry)
linguine
spaghetti
penne
rigatoni
pastina
angel hair
egg noodles
rice noodles
soba noodles

GRAINS
white rice
brown rice
Japanese rice
wild rice
basmati
barley
cornmeal
rolled oats
grits