Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking

Norton. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780393541076. pap. $28. COOKING
The Li sisters (Double Awesome Chinese) of Mei Mei restaurant group fame are back with their second book, which joins a growing number of zero-waste cookbooks on the market. What makes this title unique are the base recipes that have a “stone soup” nature and require the home chef to contribute whatever is in the fridge. This title also stands out from the crowd because of the easygoing tone the Li sisters achieve. The reader will feel proud using wilted asparagus instead of guilty for wasting food through poorly planned grocery shopping. A true reference to ingredient organization, the cookbook is filled front-to-back with tips and tricks for storing, freezing, pairing, and reusing to avoid waste. Charming illustrations are dotted throughout and add to the lighthearted tone and straightforward instruction. Perfect for shelves that are new to zero-waste ideas and looking for a guilt-free entry point that provides an abundance of guidance and easy-to-achieve recipes.
VERDICT This refreshing guide to zero-waste cooking invites readers to bring what they have to the pot to create unique and flavorful recipes.
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