The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z (Hardcover)

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The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z (Hardcover)

By Tamar Adler, Caitlin Winner (Illustrator)


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*A National Bestseller * Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Vogue and more*

Award-winning author Tamar Adler's inspiring, money-saving, environmentally responsible, A-to-Z collection of simple recipes that utilize all kinds of leftovers—perfect for solo meals or for feeding the whole family.

Food waste is a serious issue today—nearly forty percent of the food we buy gets tossed out. Most of us look around the kitchen and struggle to use up everything we buy, and then when it comes to leftovers we’re stuck. That’s where Tamar Adler can help—her area of culinary expertise is finding delicious destinies for leftovers. Whether it’s extra potatoes or meat, citrus peels or cold rice, a few final olives in a jar or the end of a piece of cheese, she has an appetizing solution.

Here, in An Everlasting Meal Cookbook, she offers more than 1,500 easy and creative ideas to use up nearly every kind of leftover—and helpfully explains how long each recipe takes. Now you can easily transform a leftover burrito into a lunch of fried rice, or stale breakfast donuts into bread pudding. These inspiring and tasty recipes don’t require any precise measurements, making this cookbook a go-to resource for when your kitchen seems full of meal endings with no clear meal beginnings in sight. Organized alphabetically and filled with foods across the spectrum—from applesauce to truffles and potato chip crumbs to cabbage—this comprehensive guide makes it easy to flip through so you can find a use for all types of unused food.

Sensible, frugal, and consistently delicious, the recipes in An Everlasting Meal Cookbook allow you to prepare meals with economy and grace, making this a vital resource that every home cook needs.
Tamar Adler is the James Beard and IACP Award–winning author of An Everlasting Meal; Something Old, Something New; and An Everlasting Meal Cookbook. She is a contributing editor at Vogue, has been a New York Times Magazine columnist, and the host of the Luminary podcast, Food Actually. She has cooked at ?Chez Panisse, and lives in Hudson, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476799667
ISBN-10: 1476799660
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 560
Language: English
"This is the book I’ve been waiting for all my life... a rejuvenating approach to using up odd ends and making the most of your ingredients, even ones you normally wouldn’t think twice about tossing.... Adler’s conversational tone feels like a friend cheering you on as you rummage through your fridge for dinner." Bon Appetit

"Where the average home cook might see stray puzzle pieces that don’t fit together, Adler sees delicious possibilities... Drawn from her restaurant experience, kitchen experimentation, and global cookbook collection, Adler’s diverse recommendations range from practical to reassuring to unexpected." Saveur

"Steeped in culinary practicality, mixing vibrant ideas with sharp real-world strategies... her tone is generous." The Wall Street Journal

"I love the elegant honesty of Tamar’s writing, the sureness of her direction and the range of her ideas. It’s the kind of book that makes you feel more capable just by opening it." —Emily Weinstein, NYT Cooking

"Adler helps jump-start your creative process with easy ideas for even the most specific bits and bobs." Real Simple

"A seemingly endless encyclopedia of recipes that rely on what's left after we finish the initial meal. Adler gives new life to the foods that many of us leave in the fridge to waste away... . The way she sees it, by making something new, you're honoring and extending the labor you put in the first time around." —

"Breathes new life into every last leftover and scrap... very persuasive... there’s something about Adler's confidence as both cook and writer that is reminiscent of M.F.K. Fisher." —Tejal Rao, The New York Times

"A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and gracefully written resource... a no-waste ethos permeates these many pages with goodwill, humor, and hope. As with all things Adler, the writing is fantastic: expert and unfailingly elegant." Vogue

"Tamar Adler's guide to redeeming leftovers is endlessly useful and great fun to browse: it deserves an everlasting place in any kitchen." —Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking

"The Everlasting Meal Cookbook is as inspiring as it is essential.  Before you even finish reading the introduction, you know you are in good hands. Tamar Adler can teach the most trepidatious person to become a more intuitive and spontaneous cook." —Andy Baraghani, author of The Cook You Want to Be