The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well With Leftovers

Kate Colquhoun

The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well With Leftovers

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 GBP20,000 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 book, writer and journalist Kate Colquhoun explains how to make the most of our food. 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well With Leftovers

Omniscore:

Classification Non-fiction
Genre Food & Drink
Format Hardback
Pages 256
RRP £14.99
Date of Publication April 2009
ISBN 978-0747597049
Publisher Bloomsbury
 

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 GBP20,000 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 book, writer and journalist Kate Colquhoun explains how to make the most of our food.

Reviews

The Observer

Carole Cadwalladr

...I like Colquhoun's attitude to "best before" labels (sniff it and if it's not off, cook it) and there are some enticing recipes for things such as spicy carrot pickle. But although Colquhoun dispenses the odd mini-lecture ("I don't think many of us realise how much food we throw away, but the statistics are astonishing: 6.7 million tonnes a year and rising"), there's no getting away from the fact that these are just recipes. Recipes that you can make with leftovers, or not, as the case may be.

26/04/2009

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