donderdag 28 november 2013

The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 ways to eat well with leftovers - Kate Colquhoun

Editorial Reviews
'Full of money-saving wisdom about shopping, storing and serving but, best of all, recipes that don't make eating leftovers seem like a poor option' Daily Mail 'Delicious food doesn't have to be pricey. Gastro-thrift guru Kate Colquhoun conjures up a fabulous feast on a budget' Sunday Times 'Colquhoun takes fit-for-the-bin food and turns it into a feast - good for you, your bank balance and the environment' Easy Living 'A beautifully produced book ... full of ideas and recipes you can actually imagine cooking' Independent on Sunday --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Product Description
This book is not about buying fresh, organic, sustainable, free-range ingredients.

It is not about creating picture-perfect dishes or even super-healthy ones.

It is not about wowing guests with slick menus and asymmetric flower arrangements.

It's about the bit that comes afterwards, the bit about eating it all up.

We Britons throw away 6.7 million tons of food a year that's a third of all the food we buy, and a fifth of our total domestic waste. And about half of it could be eaten.

Imagine saving several hundred pounds every year (about £20,000 over a lifetime) and creating a carbon saving equivalent to taking a fifth of all cars off the road. Amazingly, we could do both simply by eating up our leftovers instead of consigning them to methane-belching landfills.

The French know how to do it, and our grandparents did too. In this timely and much-anticipated book, acclaimed writer and journalist Kate Colquhoun explains how to make the most of our food. Included are recipes for meat balls and fish cakes, simple stocks and soups, inventive rice and pasta dishes, and great British pies and pickles, as well as sensible ideas for spare egg yolks and whites, wrinkly fruit and veg, and stale bread and cakes. Kate tackles frequently asked questions such as whether it is OK to reheat rice and how much mould we can scrape off the jam, and shows how some well-chosen store cupboard basics can transform any leftover carrot or bacon rind into a satisfying meal. She also takes us on a weekly shop that steers clear of the misleading BOGOFs and ready meals that are the cause of so much of our national waste.

Stylishly packaged and printed on 100% recycled paper, The Thrifty Cookbook will reconnect us with our kitchen, leaving us with more time on our hands, more cash in our pockets and more space in our fridges – not to mention a great big environmental brownie point.

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