Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook (Paperback)

A Guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food

By Dana Gunders

Chronicle Books, 9781452133546, 200pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

List Price: 18.95*
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Despite a growing awareness of food waste, many well-intentioned home cooks lack the tools to change their habits. This handbook packed with engaging checklists, simple recipes, practical strategies, and educational infographics is the ultimate tool for reducing food waste. From a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council come these everyday techniques that call for minimal adjustments of habit, from shopping, portioning, and using a refrigerator properly to simple preservation methods including freezing, pickling, and cellaring. At once a good read and a go-to reference, this handy guide is chock-full of helpful facts and tips, including 20 "use-it-up" recipes and a substantial directory of common foods.

About the Author

Dana Gunders is a project scientist working on food and agriculture with the Natural Resources Defense Council. She is based in Berkeley, California.