Like most people who love spending time in the kitchen, I get all googly-eyed at a well-organized pantry. But I’ll admit I spend more time looking at photos of well-organized pantries than I do keeping my own in order. One day, I tell myself, I will go to Staples, buy those label thingies, stick them on my spice jars, alphabetize them, and never have to send out a small search party every time a recipe calls for smoked paprika again.
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But then, on a recent business trip to France—while the Shop team and I were visiting Emile Henry‘s HQ in Marcigny, a small town in Burgundy—I found an easier solution. (Okay, okay, I get that going to a Staples is a lot easier than going to France, but YOU probably don’t even need to leave your kitchen to make good on this très nifty trick.)