Are those extra boxes of noodles or cans of tomatoes that you bought early in the pandemic still sitting in your cupboard? Could you use a little more color and spice in your life? A raft of recent cookbooks brings out your inner chef with recipes that make use of pantry items, take your baking to a new level, and introduce you to flavors from many regions. Get ready to roll up your sleeves.
It’s an open secret that many people would rather read a cookbook and order takeout than actually try new recipes. But lockdowns have provided more time