6 Items Every Pantry Should Have According to the Zakarians

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Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret share their kitchen wisdom in their new cookbook My Perfect Pantry. Read on to discover six food items that every pantry should have according to the Zakarians.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Chicken Stock

Chicken Soup, New England Clam Chowder and Penne with Chicken, Pancetta and Crispy Shredded Lettuce are some of the Zakarians' favorite dishes made with chicken stock.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Bread Crumbs

The Zakarians use bread crumbs to make Meatballs, Roasted Carrots with Provencal Bread Crumb Crust and Family Chicken Fingers.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Red Wine Vinegar

The Zakarians keep red wine vinegar on hand to make dishes like Red Wine Vinaigrette, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad and Warm Wild Mushrooms.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Baking Soda

The Zakarians list baking soda as essential for cooking their Ham & Biscuit Sandwiches, Pumpkin Seed Muffins and Fritters.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Almonds

Almond Crusted Pork Chops, Chocolate Almond Bark and Grilled Salmon with Almond Tarragon Romesco are a few dishes the Zakarians make with almonds.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To make dishes like Olive Oil Poached Cod, Warm Tuna Salad and Pizza Margherita with Olives and Arugula, the Zakarians stock their pantry with plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

Reprinted from MY PERFECT PANTRY by Geoffrey Zakarian, Published by Clarkson Potter.
Photographs courtesy of Sara Remington.

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Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret, business partners behind restaurants like New York City's The Lambs Club, The National and The Palm Court, are sharing their kitchen wisdom in a new cookbook titled My Perfect Pantry. The book guides home cooks on how to use the pantry as the road map to making delicious meals and provides the ultimate shopping list for pantry essentials and 150 recipes to jump start your cooking. Plus, the book contains plenty of helpful tips; for example, to revive hardened raisins, put them in a small bowl, sprinkle with a little water and microwave for 15 seconds!

For a sneak peek, Check out the slideshow above to discover six food items every pantry should have according to Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian.

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