We have aimed to use only widely available ingredients in this book, ones that you should be able to get at your corner shop or local supermarket. We assume you don’t want to expend energy on shopping around so our recipes are made from easy-to-get ingredients. In most cases I’ve also suggested variations or replacements for ingredients if you can’t pick them up nearby.
Below are the ingredients I always have in the house. These cost me … in total, which I think is good to get started, I’ve highlighted in the recipes which ones can be made from only the food in your cupboard.
|Risotto Rice (Arborio or Carnaroli) Carnaroli|
|Sunflower or Vegetable oil|
|Fresh Fruit and Vegetables|
|Herbs and Spices|
|Vegetable Stock (cube or powder)|
|Bicarbonate of Soda|
|Sauces and Pickles|
|White Wine Vinegar|
|Balsamic or Spanish Sherry Vinegar|