Cooking With Scraps
In 85 inspired recipes, Lindsay-Jean Hard shows just how delicious and surprising the all-too-often discarded parts can be. Carrot greens—bright, fresh, and packed with flavor—make a zesty pesto. Water from canned beans behaves just like egg whites, perfect for vegan mayonnaise that even non-vegans will love. And not so fast with those broccoli stems! Use them olive-oil poached on lemony ricotta toast. It’s pure food genius, all the while critically reducing waste one dish at a time.
“Highly recommended for readers interested in kitchen frugality and using all produce parts.” —Library Journal
“Hard’s plainspoken style and culinary ingenuity is sure to win over even the most profligate of home cooks, as this is far from a collection of novelties. Those who take the time to set aside their scraps are guaranteed to find a few new tricks here.” —Publishers Weekly
“This isn’t a cookbook about thrifty uses for scraps; it’s about a whole new way to celebrate ingredients that have long been wasted. Lindsay-Jean is a master of efficiency and we’re inspired to follow her lead!” —Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, co-founders of Food52
“I love this book not only because the recipes are delightful and easy, but because they matter. Cooking with Scraps shows us how to utilize the whole plant, to the betterment of our palate, our pocketbook, and our place. You can’t go wrong with a cookbook this right.” —Eugenia Bone, author of The Kitchen Ecosystem