[Sca-cooks] Setting up a new kitchen

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Sat Aug 25 20:49:26 PDT 2007

> My question is thus: what would you recommend as essential to own for  
> someone new to period cooking?  What spices are essential, what  
> pantry items so necessary that you'd hate to be without?  (Bonus  
> points for sources to purchase :) ).

Nutmegs & a grinder
Powdered ginger (replace every 3 months)
Ceylon Cinnamon (Penzeys.com carries it)
regular 'cinnamon' (cassia)
Peppercorns (black, and white if you want them) and a grinder
cloves, whole and powdered
Mustard seed, brown and/or black
Cardamom (whole)
Long pepper
Grains of Paradise
A mortar & pestle and/or spice mill
White wine and red wine vinegars
Verjuice if you can get it, otherwise cider vinegar and water can be 
used to approximate
Almonds, blanched and raw (I like ground almond meal)
Olive oil

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