Show 574, April 20, 2024: The Global Pantry Cookbook with Co-Author Ann Taylor Pittman

Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman of the Global Pantry Cookbook

James Beard cookbook-award-winning authors Ann Taylor Pittman and Scott Mowbray explore in The Global Pantry Cookbook the exciting range of versatile, short-cut, high-flavor ingredients in the global pantry: gochujang, toasted sesame oil, Banyuls vinegar, za’atar, palm sugar, sorghum, chipotles in adobo and many more. These easily found products burst with flavors that Americans have come to love in restaurants in recent years—and are hugely useful for home cooking.”

“Ann and Scott tasted and tested more than 100 pantry stars to find the best for both traditional recipes (such as Grilled Pork Satay from Indonesia) and for playful mashups like their Ground Beef Bulgogi Sloppy Joes with Fiery Napa Slaw and their Coconutty Banana Pudding with Candied Black Walnuts. The book provides in-depth shopping and storage advice, has many tips to ensure recipe success, and suggests alternative uses for each product.”

“The Global Pantry Cookbook, released in October 2023, appeared on best-of-2023 lists by Food & Wine, national NPR, the LA Times, Wired and more, and was recently selected to be recommended for all US libraries as one of just 12 cookbooks from 2023 “that will stand the test of time, become reliable favorites, and nourish readers.””

Ann and Scott graciously share their recipes from The Global Pantry Cookbook for Umami-Rich Napa Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Rice and Pork and Super-Mushroomy Tiny Pasta Cooked Creamy Like Risotto (but Easier.)

They also produced an informative overview video of The Global Pantry Cookbook for the Melissa’s Produce food media group. It includes Ann preparing four of the recipes from the cookbook including Chuck Roast with Root Vegetables and Oyster Sauce Gravy.

Ann Taylor Pittman joins us to discuss The Global Pantry Cookbook.

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