Before I ordered this book, I carefully read the online reviews. I was expecting a book like The Stocked Kitchen that would give me a list of pantry staples with recipes to make using the ingredients. WRONG! This is more like an urban hipster how-to but not complete enough in any areas. For example–there are pickle recipes, canning recipes–weird combinations that I would never make–and stock recipes.
Some people might find the information useful–for example there are a few money saving tips–but basically if you grew up in the Midwest and paid any attention to anyone–you don’t need this book.
NOT RECOMMENDED for anyone except people who have never left an urban area. I can’t even recommend checking out a copy from a library–that’s how much I HATE this book. The $19.95 price could be better spent on a canning or freezing cookbook.