Larder – Another Idea to Give a Retro Feel to Your Kitchen

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The larder is the traditional adjunct to the kitchen used to stored most food supplies. It is time-honored kitchen feature deserving of revival. In these energy conscious times, the natural refrigerator provided by a larder can help to reduce our dependency on refrigerators for food storage.

A larder is traditionally sited on the side of the house that receives the least direct sunlight. It should have as many external walls as possible — at least two and ideally three — and should be well ventilated. Usually built with stone or tiled floors and slate shelves to maintain coolness, a larder provides an ideal environment for keeping fruit, vegetables, ham, sausages, cheese, jams, wine and so on. The deep chill of a refrigerator can adversely affect flavor, but a larder keeps food fresh while allowing flavor to mature.

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If you do not have the opportunity to construct a larder or do not have a suitable space that could be converted into one, a pantry cupboard may make a good alternative. Pantry cupboards, generally supplied by specialist kitchen companies, are tall, freestanding or built-in units, often with double doors. They can be customized inside with earthenware bread crocks, vegetable baskets, shelves and wine racks.

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