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Author Topic: Pantry or Larder  (Read 1047 times)

Offline tecspec

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Pantry or Larder
« on: 24 April, 2016, 06:59:40 PM »
Earlier I was watching a home improvement programme and as the camera panned around I thought 'oh, a pantry, I'd keep the pantry'. The presenter then mentioned it had a Larder..
SO what's the difference? Or is it a case of tomato / tomayto

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Re: Pantry or Larder
« Reply #1 on: 24 April, 2016, 07:19:20 PM »
Isn't it all a question of size? I always think of a pantry as a walk-in room whereas a larder is just a food cupboard with a door on it. But I could be talking through the back of my head.

I later found this following explanation on a website called Stack Exchange that specialises in etymology and word origins...

"Etymologically, and when the terms were used in mediaeval France, you kept lard (bacon) in a larder and pain (bread) in a pantry. So larders were more likely to be underground, because meat keeps better in a cooler place. Peter Shor  May 13 '14 at 10:37."

Interesting about bread and bacon and larders and pantries. I never knew that. From other posts on the site link bellow the two words seem to be interchangeable now. 

« Last Edit: 24 April, 2016, 07:40:29 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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