The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet

The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet

by Anne-Marie Bonneau

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A sustainable lifestyle starts in the kitchen with these use-what-you-have, spend-less-money recipes and tips, from the friendly voice behind @ZeroWasteChef.

In her decade of living with as little plastic, food waste, and stuff as possible, Anne-Marie Bonneau, who blogs under the moniker Zero-Waste Chef, has learned that "zero-waste" is above all an intention, not a hard-and-fast rule. Because, while one person eliminating all their waste is great, if thousands of people do 20 percent better it will have a much bigger impact on the planet. The good news is you likely already have all the tools you need to begin to create your own change at home, especially in the kitchen.

In her debut book, Bonneau gives readers the facts to motivate them to do better, the simple (and usually free) fixes to ease them into wasting less--you can, for example, banish plastic wrap by simply inverting a plate over your leftovers--and, finally, the recipes and strategies to turn them into more sustainable, money-saving cooks.

Rescue a loaf from the landfill by making Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding, or revive some sad greens to make a pesto. Save five bucks (and the plastic tub) at the supermarket with Yes Whey, You Can Make Ricotta Cheese, then use the cheese in a galette and the leftover whey to make sourdough tortillas. With 75 vegan and vegetarian recipes for cooking with scraps, creating fermented staples, and using up all your groceries before they become waste--including end-of-recipe tips on what to do with your ingredients next--Bonneau lays out an attainable vision of a zero-waste kitchen.

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ISBN-13: 9780593188781
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 651,015
File size: 71 MB
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About the Author

Anne-Marie Bonneau is the blogger behind Zero-Waste Chef who has lived plastic-free since 2011. She shows others how reducing their trash not only benefits the planet but also satisfies their taste buds, improves their well-being, and boosts their bank accounts. A Canadian transplant, Bonneau lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two daughters and her sourdough starter, Eleanor.

Table of Contents

Three, Two, One, Zero: Getting Started 9

Cooking Like Grandma 19

Changing the Culture: Fermentation 31

What Can't a Jar Do? The Tools 43

Zero Waste in Real Life 67

Stocking Up: Where to Shop, What to Buy, How to Buy It 79

You Can Make That? Staples and Scraps 89

Rise Up: Breakfast and Breads 141

Side Dishes You Can Commit To 163

Make Mains, Not Waste 191

Naked (No-Package) Snacks and Natural Sodas 233

Low-Waste Desserts: All for the Cause! 261

Appendix: A Month of Meals: Your Zero-Waste Chef Calendar 276

Acknowledgments 278

Notes 279

Index 283

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