Alice Waters may be the face of our farm-to-table ethos, but when it comes to turning all those organic veggies and sustainably raised meats into actual meals, the Edible Schoolyard founder says the real secret is a well-stocked pantry. In this slim volume, Waters shares recipes for the various spice mixtures, condiments, cheeses, preserves and stocks that fill her larder. You'll find staples like almond milk, as well as seasonal or special-occasion items like dried fig leaves. In lieu of photos, the book features illustrations by Waters's daughter, Fanny Singer.

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