The Italian pantry

Dry Goods

All-purpose flour, unbleached flour (for bread making), granulated sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda yeast, shortening, polenta, or yellow cornmeal

Rice & Beans

Arborio rice, brown rice, white rice, wild rice, cannellini beans, borlotti beans, ceci, lentils

Canned Items

Chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, black beans, chicken broth, beaf broth, cream of mushroom soup, kidney beans, mushrooms, olives (green & black), pork & beans, tuna fish

Vinegars & Oils

Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, walnut oil


Angel hair, egg noodles, fettuccine, fusille, lasagna, linguine, penne, spaghetti

Herbs & Spices

Anise seeds, basil leaves, bay leaves, caraway seeds, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cilantro, cinnamon (ground & whole sticks), cloves (ground & whole), coriander, cumin (ground & seeds), curry powder, dillweed, dried mustard, fennel seeds, ground allspice, ground cardamon, ground ginger, ground mace, ground nutmet, herbes de Providence, marjoram, oregano, paprika, peppercorns (black & white), poppy seeds, red peppers, rosemary, saffron, sage, salt (regular & coarse), sesame seeds, tarragon, thyme, turmeric


Chutney, hoisin sauce, honey, horseradish, gelatin, ketchup, lemon juice, lime juice, maple syrup, mayonnaise, molasses, mustard (regular & Dijon), sundried tomatoes,


Evaporated milk, powdered buttermilk, powdered milk, sweetened condensed milk

Gourmet Items

Anchovies, artichoke hearts, capers, curry paste, dried mushrooms, olive paste, pesto, roasted peppers,
white truffle oil


Fresh herbs (various), lemons, garlic bulbs, onions (red & white), potatoes, pine nuts, tomatoes

Refrigerator or Freezer Staples

Butter cream (heavy or whipping), eggs, sour cream


Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino Romano, mozzarella, ricotta, provolone