Who has a larder anyway

I don’t know about you but I certainly don’t have a ‘lahhhdahhh’ and don’t think I know anyone who does. I have a small cupboard that I share with my housemate, it’s so full that every time I open it, I risk a couple of cans of chickpeas falling on my head and killing me. Anyway, what I’m getting at is that I feel increasing pressure to stock my imaginary larder with canned goods, nuts and other stock cupboard ‘essentials’ in the event of an apocalypse or a spontaneous cake bake, both wildly unlikely. That’s not to say that I don’t love to bake cakes, I do, but what’s wrong with buying ingredients for things as and when you need them like the Italians do? It just doesn’t seem very economical to stock up on things you don’t even think you’re going to use. Every week I try to make my shop stretch as far as possible by only buying what I need (mainly because I’m skint) but subsequently this has made me a more imaginative and experimental cook. Hooray for being poor! My mum has a larder/lahhhdahhh (most mums do of course) although I’d sooner turn it into some sort of kitten obstacle course.


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