Waste-free Kitchen Handbook

Waste-free Kitchen Handbook

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

Book - 2015
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Did you know that the average American throws away around $30 each month in the form of uneaten food? It's time to reduce the kitchen waste you produce, and save money. This book will show you how, via smart suggestions, checklists, recipes, and your very own kitchen waste audit. Dana Gunders dispels the illusion that addressing food-waste issues requires tons of your time and money. By showing how to shop smarter, portion more accurately, and simply use a refrigerator properly, Gunders gives the simple tools to produce less waste and eat more consciously.
Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781452133546
Characteristics: 200 pages : color illustratons ; 21 cm


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Feb 21, 2018

I love this book. I didn't read all of the book. I liked the recipes. I tried Anything Goes Soup and the fried rice recipe. I like them both. I use the fried rice recipe a lot, and both those recipes are very versatile in terms of being a formula to choose some of your own ingredients. The soup takes longer than the fried rice, so I fell out of habit of making it. However, the recipe works well. I liked the food storage information at the back of the book, which includes storage guidelines and ideas on how to use up individual food items. I liked the list of what you can and cannot feed dogs in terms of food scraps. It also says that treats should not exceed 5% of their diet. However, it didn't mention one restriction that I found in my research online. Otherwise, this book is so useful!

Jul 28, 2017

Perfect introduction to waste reduction and food management. I read both this one and My Zero-Waste Kitchen (meh). I would drive straight into this book and then progress to a book titled "Food D.I.Y."

JCLJoyceM Apr 26, 2017

I will be rearranging my refrigerator shortly to follow the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook suggestions. Maybe this will help with multiple jars of dill pickles or mustard being opened. And I must get a magnetic whiteboard for the fridge front to track items that need to be used so they won’t become a science experiment. This book is full of colorful charts that explain what should go where to take advantage of the colder areas of the appliance.

Jul 11, 2016

Know most of this stuff already but it'd be great for someone who didn't.

Mar 31, 2016

Great read as an introduction to the topic of waste, but too simple if you are already practicing basics.


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