The word ‘pantry’ originally came from the old French term paneterie, which derives from pain (bread) as it gave ideal storage conditions for storing their daily bread.
During the 80’s and 90’s pantries became less popular as instant foods and convenience took over freshly prepared meals. However in the past few years they have become more popular again as home made meals have had somewhat of a come back, and people are looking to make their kitchens look sleeker, so are using their pantries to store not only food but also kitchen equipment.
So if you are thinking of maximising your space or creating a new pantry here are some tips:
The easiest way to see what is in your pantry is by installing shelving, we tend to underestimate how much we need so more is better when planning your space. Write a list of everything you would like to store in the space, dividing them into categories food items such as tins, packets, and non food items such as bread makers blenders and so fourth.
Labeling is key especially if you plan on making your own conserves.
Make sure your pantry is well lit, so that you can easily find everything you need.