This is my main food cupboard and as you can see, there is not a lot there but that's because there is no need for it.
Living in this wonderful area, I can get amazing food 24 hours a day and at prices that would shame the supermarkets. So, I figure, why do I need to keep loads of stuff in stock?
What I keep are raw materials. There are the pastas, rices and things like polenta and cous cous. About the only tinned good I have are beans. Now, I know you can buy dried beans round here. But, sorry, its just too much like hard work for me. I'll very often not make up my mind on what I want to eat until I get home from work, so I would never be able to plan ahead to pre-soak them.
In that big black box are various spices and things like garlic and stock cubes. Again, I don't see the point in making stock just for me. In my fridge, I keep a sealed box for herbs which helps them stay nice and fresh.
These are the things I stock up on every week. I then decide what I want to make with them and thats when I go shopping. I have nothing in the larder at home, because there are a dozen larders just at the bottom of my street - Amazing!