The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals

The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals

by Eugenia Bone


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The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals by Eugenia Bone

Paradigm-shifting, The Kitchen Ecosystem will change how we think about food and cooking. Designed to to create and use ingredients that maximize flavor, these 400 recipes are derived from 40 common ingredients--from asparagus to fish to zucchini--used at each stage of its "life cycle": fresh, preserved, and in a main dish.

Seasoned cooks know that the secret to great meals is this: the more you cook, the less you actually have to do to produce a delicious meal. The trick is to approach cooking as a continuum, where each meal draws on elements from a previous one and provides the building blocks for another. That synchronicity is a kitchen ecosystem.

For the farmers market regular as well as a bulk shopper, for everyday home cooks and aspirational ones, a kitchen ecosystem starts with cooking the freshest in-season ingredients available, preserving some to use in future recipes, and harnessing leftover components for other dishes. In The Kitchen Ecosystem, Eugenia Bone spins multiple dishes from single ingredients: homemade ricotta stars in a pasta dish while the leftover whey is used to braise pork loin; marinated peppers are tossed with shrimp one night and another evening chicken thighs and breast simmer in that leftover marinade. The bones left from a roast chicken bear just enough stock to make stracciatella for two.  The small steps in creating “supporting ingredients” actually saves time when it comes to putting together dinner.

Delicious food is not only a matter exceptional recipes—although there are an abundance of those here. Rather, it is a matter of approaching the kitchen as a system of connected foods. The Kitchen Ecosystem changes the paradigm of how we cook, and in doing so,  it may change everything about the way we eat today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385345125
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Eugenia Bone’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Denver Post, Saveur, Food & Wine, and The National Lampoon, among other publications.  She is the author of Mycophilia, hailed by The New York Times as “A delicious, suprising and dizzyingly informative book” and of Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting up Small Batches of Seasonal Food.  She lives in New York City and Colorado.  

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BrittneyA_22 More than 1 year ago
The kitchen ecosystems is a great cookbook, it tells you about farm to table recipes that are simple and easy to make. I loved the richness of this book and the how they used vibrant colors, it uses wholesome ingredients and ingredients you can find in your everyday pantry. I also love how it tells you facts about things such as veggies, fruits, cheeses etc. I would recommend this book to anyone, its a great book to add to your collection and I look forward to making more recipes from this cook book. I received this book from the blogging for books program in exchanged for my honest review!