New Mother Hubbard: A Full Pantry in Brookline

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give the poor dog a bone;
When she came there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.         -Nursery Rhyme

Keeping a well stocked kitchen and pantry can be difficult.  Whether you are a single college student with no time or skill to cook, or a love of getting creative in the kitchen, cooking for 1, 2, or 3 depending on the roommate situation, is not always easy.  Figuring out how much to buy and make without wasting time or money, is part art part science.  Then throw in a a spontaneous night out or two and  you’re left with uncooked ingredients gone bad.  Pantry has a solution, for the grad student, the empty-nesters, and the tentative cook.

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When you walk into Pantry, the recipes are all hanging above beautifully handmade “workstations” which have all the ingredients (sourced locally whenever possible). Each recipe has wine and beer pairings as well.

I recently took a drive over to Pantry in Brookline to see what it was all about.  Pantry sent me home with one of their more elaborate meals (most take 25-45 minutes to make start to finish) to test just in time for Thanksgiving.  My 11 year old daughter, who is very comfortable in the kitchen, took on dinner and pulled together a tasty Thanksgiving Roulade for two, which in our family served 4 for dinner. She has been asking me to bring her to Pantry ever since because she wants to pick out a recipe of her own to make us for dinner one day soon.

Take a look inside to get a hint of what it’s like to walk into Pantry and find none of the cupboards are bare, and not only that but everything is portioned, packaged and ready for you.

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