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No Flour, Pasta, or Eggs? The Perfect Substitutes for 20 Common Ingredients

Getting your hands on everyday staples is not always as quick and easy as it used to be – but you can still rustle up delicious dishes by making a few judicious substitutions.

By Tony Naylor

Like life itself, cooking at home is likely to change radically in the coming months. It will be a sanctuary for some and a chore for others, but in an era of lockdowns, we will all sometimes be frustrated by not having this or that ingredient to hand – and no longer being able to pop out to get it. How you work around that lack of ingredients may determine how well you eat in 2020. To help, we asked various chefs and expert foodies – the kind of people who improvise every day – for their tips on how to best substitute in and swap out key ingredients while still creating delicious meals.

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