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