Pantry Essentials | Basics with Babish

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  • Published on:  Thursday, January 25, 2018
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    What staples do you need to keep in your cabinets at all times? In this episode of Basics with Babish, I’m going to show you my pantry essentials to help you build dishes from scratch and amp up dishes in progress.

    Join me on 2/1 @ 8PM EST on Twitch to make a meal completely from pantry essentials:

    My Pantry Essentials:
    Coarse Sea Salt
    Kosher Salt
    Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
    Baking Soda
    All Purpose Flour
    Baking Powder
    Quaker Oats
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    White Vinegar
    Balsamic Vinegar
    Red Wine Vinegar
    Champagne Vinegar
    Rice Wine Vinegar
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Canola Oil
    Japanese Ramen (straight) Noodles
    Elbow noodles
    Orecchiette (or your favorite kind of pasta)
    Cooking spray
    Tomato paste (in a tube)
    Canned tomatoes (preferably D.O.P. San Marzano)
    Black beans
    Garbanzo beans
    Coconut milk (canned)
    Red or green curry paste
    Red Rice
    Jasmine Rice
    Basmati Rice
    Wild Rice
    Jade Pearl Rice
    Arborio Rice
    Various nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts, etc)
    Corn meal
    Soy Sauce or Tamari
    Worcestershire sauce
    Balsamic Reduction (bottled)
    Sesame oil
    Better than Bouillon broth bases - beef and chicken
    Nutritional Yeast
    Fish sauce
    Anchovy paste

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  • Food Wishes  (Jan 26, 2018))

    Hmmm.... Chef Johnagna

  • Something Fishie  (Jan 19, 2019))

    +Adrion Dunham *thyme

  • Orion6699  (Jan 19, 2019))


  • Kristin M  (Jan 26, 2018))

    “And it smells like real chicken and beef.. unlike the other stuff, which smells like cat piss.”FACTS

  • SYF_Gaming  (Jan 31, 2018))

    The most essential thing is to keep a person in the cabinets to hand you things

  • Zelos Wilder  (Dec 27, 2018))

    Does anyone *not* have a pantry servant?

  • WimpyMcWeaksauce  (Jan 25, 2018))

    THIS SALT DOES NOT SUPPLY IODINE, A NECESSARY NUTRIENTYou need iodine salt in your pantry, too. Especially if you have kids.

  • mortarman1122  (Feb 8, 2019))

    Yea thats what they tell you.

  • earfullofme1981  (Jan 11, 2019))

    i agree. I'm iodine deficient, so i always have that stuff.

  • Chad Mojito  (Jan 25, 2018))

    For people like me who don't live in America and can't find some of the weird American products listed here, I did some research and here's a quick replacement guide:- "Canola oil" is apparently a modified version of Rapeseed oil with different properties. But don't use rapeseed! A better equivalent is Sunflower oil. Peanut oil should work too.- "Garbanzo beans" are basically chickpeas.- "Corn meal" is basically polenta.- "Better than bouillon" is basically d...

  • GregoryMom  (Jan 28, 2019))

    Firefox is red, Explorer is blue. Google+ sucks and Chrome does too. And what if you’re allergic to peanuts? Then what for stir frying?

  • Kristoffer Kloczko  (Dec 14, 2018))

    +SleightCreative It is not, according to Wiki "is coarse edible salt without common additives such as iodine". In Poland we have something called "edible salt without iodine" it is commonly used in pickling. I would recommend that you look for that phrase in your local language.

  • Molooh  (Jan 26, 2018))

    Babish!!! PLEASE DO A BASICS WITH WINE!!! I want to better understand how to cook with wine! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

  • CbrineYT  (Dec 28, 2018))

    +J Kay it not

  • Cheap Eats  (Nov 14, 2018))

    It depends on your flavor profile. Reds are good for stews and hearty like meals. Whites, sake, and mirin are good for some pasta dishes and in some cases seafood. This is from my experience. Best of luck in the kitchen

  • Twisted4kStudios  (Feb 6, 2018))

    You make the greatest awful jokes ever, I love you

  • Kevin Kether  (Jan 27, 2018))

    Black pepper, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coconut oil, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, bakers yeast, parmesan cheese.

  • Matt Wilkes  (Oct 28, 2018))

    +Gigi you don't know what molasses is?

  • Matt Wilkes  (Oct 28, 2018))

    +Gigi jesus you're an asshole.

  • souldy09  (Feb 6, 2018))

    What about instant yeast!

  • Stephen Tillman  (Oct 4, 2018))

    +Gabriel Fraser I mean...technically it's "dry active yeast" but it's the same stuff.

  • Stephen Tillman  (Oct 4, 2018))

    +Gabriel Fraser Not if you buy the jar to save money instead of packets.

  • Idespahk  (Jan 25, 2018))


  • Jawaher R. AlJanahi  (Dec 21, 2018))

    White people problems

  • Gabriel Novak  (Oct 27, 2018))

    +Havok that sounds really interesting, thanks for that!