CLICK HERE to download two recipes & the section on growing your own pantry garden from Urban Pantry * Timely recession-proof tips for getting the most out of your pantry and produce * Great gift for home cooks, gardeners, and canners * Focuses on small-batch preserving for home owners and apartment dwellers Urban Pantry is a smart, concise guide to creating a full and delicious larder in your own home. It covers kitchen essentials, like what basics to keep on hand for quick, tasty meals without a trip to the store, and features recipes that adapt old-fashioned pantry cooking for a modern audience. Avid chef and gardener Amy Pennington demystifies canning and pickling for the urban kitchen and provides tips for growing a practical food garden in even the smallest of spaces. Her more than sixty creative recipes blend both gourmet and classic flavors while keeping economy in mind, and include: Whole Grain Bread Indian-Pickled Carrots Herbal Minestrone Apricot Chickpea Salad White Bean &Lemon Salad /br Over Easy with Tomato & Chocolate-Buttermilk CakeToasted Almond Crackers Potato Gratin with Cashew Cream Walnut & Chicken Fig & Batidos Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder with SageRhubarb Jam Boozy Blood Orange Marmalade Urban Pantry holds sustainability at its center: Take advantage of local ingredients, eliminate wasteful kitchen practices, and make the most out of the food you buy or grow. Also available, check out Amy's e-Shorts of her use of in-season vegetables, month-by-month!