Everyone had tornado/root cellars, and large pantries.
Well stocked, beautifully organized.
I remember one of my great aunts who was slightly OCD.
Her pantry was organized by color and hue.
There was an east facing window and the sun would
sparkle off the absolutely pristine Mason jars full of fruit and veggies.
No self-respecting homemaker would let a guest see a messy pantry.