*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.
About the Author
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.
"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." —NPR.org
"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
“An impressive encyclopedia of recipes for elevated but frugal and environmentally friendly eating… Adler’s thorough guide will inspire all levels of cooks to say goodbye to waste and embrace the ABCs of leftovers.”—Publishers Weekly *starred review*
"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
"This book is gratifying in its pragmatic approach to cooking and reviving what has already been cooked. It's an invaluable resource for home cooks looking to eat more mindfully and deliciously while throwing away less. Better still, it's a pleasurable read."—Stephen Satterfield, Founder of Whetstone Media, Host of "High on the Hog"
"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 Cookbookis 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
“Tamar Adler's new book is as much about finding excitement in the mundane as it is about giving new life to old ingredients. Instead of feeling intimidating or boring or terribly utilitarian, Adler’s recipes and guiding principles for reinvigorating leftovers are warm and enticing. Flipping through the wisdom within, I found myself wishing I had more almost-forgotten dinners to reimagine.” —Elazar Sontag, restaurant editor, Bon Appetit
"If cooking is a basic adult skill, knowing how to make something imaginative out of leftovers is advanced level adulting. The Everlasting Meal Cookbook shows us how to create desirable, simple meals out of what we have in our cupboards, refrigerators, and freezers. This is a useful, sustainable, and unique cookbook."—Klancy Miller, author of Cooking Solo