This is a content-rich, stylishly-designed book that should find its way into every discerning kitchen.
This is the essential store-cupboard handbook from Melrose & Morgan, a pair of grocers running two grocery/deli/bakery emporia in Hampstead and Primrose Hill, north London. This is a food book full of expert information that always entertains and enlightens without overwhelming. If you have ever found yourself confused about the difference between extra-virgin, cold-pressed or refined olive oil, or didn't know whether to order a flat white, a long black, a macchiato or an espresso then this is the book for you.
Running through all the key store-cupboard and fresh staples in the kitchen in 18 chapters, this is the shopping basket deconstructed so readers will find out all about seasonality, provenance, storage, preserving and serving the best food. It's not a cookbook, though there are recipe suggestions and a handful of key Melrose & Morgan classic recipes. It is information-rich, thoughtfully-designed, info-graphic led text full of really useful kitchen knowledge.
Melrose & Morgan will tell us how to fill our pantries or store-cupboards so that nothing fresh goes to waste, and to ensure that we buy, store and prepare food so there'll always be good things to eat at home.