Pantry Items

Most European kitchens have very small appliances, particularly, the refrigerator.  Hence, daily shopping for fresh ingredients is part of life.  Never the less, there are some basic staples that make up the cornerstone of French cooking.

From very simple ingredients come sauces, flavorings and the base of many quick and healthy meals.  The pantry should include

   -olive oil

 -apple cider vinegar




 -dijon mustard

 -unbleached flour

-seasonal vegetables


-dried or fresh parsley, rosemary and thyme

 sea salt

-wine or champagne






    • I thought of you when I started this, Barb. You’ve encouraged me to write them down. Maybe a book can form from this website. Please share the recipes and send feedback. It’s all appreciated


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