Don't discard those carrot tops, broccoli stalks, potato peels and pea pods. The secret that creative restaurant chefs and thrifty great-grandmothers share is that these, and other common kitchen scraps, are both edible and wonderfully flavorful.
Root-to-Stalk Cooking provides savvy cooks with the inspiration, tips and techniques to transform trimmings into delicious meals. Corn husks and cobs make for rich Corn-Pancetta Puddings in Corn Husk Baskets, watermelon rinds shine in a crisp and refreshing Thai Watermelon Salad, and velvety green leek tops star in Leek Greens Stir Fry with Salty Pork.
Featuring 65 recipes that celebrate the whole vegetable, Root-to-Stalk Cooking helps you get the most out of your seasonal ingredients. By using husks, roots, skins, cores, stems, seeds and rinds to their full potential, you'll discover a whole new world of flavors while reducing waste and saving money.