Cooking with Scraps

During the months of August through December, there are a surfeit of cookbook releases which requires that some promotions are delayed. This delay does not mean the books I cover now aren't as incredible, it just means time is needed to adequately convey these books greatness. One such title is Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals: 85 Scrumptious Recipes for Zero-Waste Cooking by Lindsay-Jean Hard.



Lindsay-Jean writes the "Cooking with Scraps" column for Food52 and in her debut cookbook she demonstrates how delicious and surprising the all-too-often-discarded parts of food can be, transforming what might be considered trash into culinary treasure in over 85 recipes. 

The book is stunningly photographed by Penny de los Santos and includes not only the author's wealth of tips and knowledge in limiting food waste, but also dishes that appear to be unfairly placed in a book with the word scraps in the title. Danish pancakes with apple-core syrup, Shortbread with honey-glazed grapefruit peel and pink peppercorns and Soba noodles with ginger marmalade dipping sauce are just a few examples of what you will find here.

The book is moving from my library shelf to my kitchen bookcase because I want to use all of the ingredients I pay for and having it in plain site will be a reminder to myself.

Our  takes you inside this title and features the following 


 Special thanks to Workman Publishing for supplying the materials for our EYBDigital Preview and for offering three copies of this book in our giveaway below.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 20th, 2019.


  • Shelley.b  on  2/4/2019 at 6:40 PM

    Crispy veggie tempura

  • Lmocooks  on  2/4/2019 at 6:50 PM

    Cucumber salt

  • AnneOther  on  2/4/2019 at 7:02 PM

    Banana peel cake with brown sugar frosting is the recipe I'd try first--I'd love to learn to make something yummy from banana peels! (P.S.: I think the question in the Rafflecopter should be which recipe I'd like to try, so that that's what I've answered here.)

  • lauriesk  on  2/4/2019 at 7:15 PM

    Fudgy aquafaba brownies

  • miggsy  on  2/4/2019 at 7:39 PM

    cucumber salt

  • MiMi60  on  2/4/2019 at 7:47 PM

    Cheese tortellini with sausage and broccoli stems

  • jr0717  on  2/4/2019 at 10:33 PM

    The spicy carrot top kimchi!

  • banba1  on  2/4/2019 at 11:24 PM

    Fudgy aquafaba brownies...I've heard a lot about aquafina and haven't tried it -- seems like a good place to start!

  • meduff  on  2/4/2019 at 11:28 PM

    White bean and cauliflower core puree with green olive gremolata

  • EmilyR  on  2/4/2019 at 11:47 PM

    Fudgy aquafaba brownies

  • Globegal  on  2/5/2019 at 12:15 AM

    Charred asparagus end pesto.

  • lpatterson412  on  2/5/2019 at 1:07 AM

    Crispy breadcrumb fried eggs!

  • Puguppy  on  2/5/2019 at 6:32 AM

    Spicy carrot top kimchi

  • kmn4  on  2/5/2019 at 7:38 AM

    Leek top cacio e pepe

  • jinni  on  2/5/2019 at 8:50 AM

    Charred Asparagus ends pesto and banana peel cake with brown sugar frosting

  • kgmom  on  2/5/2019 at 10:28 AM

    I want to cook from Cooking with Scraps! Totally in line with my goals for 2019!

  • lean1  on  2/5/2019 at 10:36 AM

    avocado pasta with a crunchy cilantro stem sprinkle.

  • sarahawker  on  2/5/2019 at 10:43 AM

    Crunchy coffee ground cashew butter

  • matag  on  2/5/2019 at 12:56 PM

    Cheese tortellini with sausage and broccoli stems

  • rivergait  on  2/5/2019 at 1:31 PM

    Lemony olive-oil poached broccoli stems and chickpeas on ricotta toast. Many good-sounding recipes, but my horses, chickens, goats, cats and dogs will resent me using what should be their "leftovers".

  • popoff  on  2/5/2019 at 3:15 PM

    Transform Stale Bread the Italian Way

  • ccav  on  2/5/2019 at 3:37 PM

    Lemony olive-oil poached broccoli stems and chickpeas on ricotta toast

  • lselke  on  2/5/2019 at 4:11 PM

    I definitely want to try that banana peel cake.

  • Amandaspamanda  on  2/6/2019 at 9:06 AM

    The Banana peel cake with brown sugar frosting sounds so interesting! Also, we go through a lot of bananas at my house haha!

  • tennyogirl  on  2/6/2019 at 11:27 AM

    Shaved zucchini salad with carrot tops and fennel seed dukkah

  • JenjiRM  on  2/6/2019 at 2:17 PM

    Fennel stalk ice cream with lemon and vanilla bean! Sounds cool!

  • annieski  on  2/7/2019 at 6:20 AM

    Pumpkin guts butterscotch scones

  • stpbcyld50  on  2/7/2019 at 9:46 AM

    Cheese tortellini with sausage and broccoli stems

  • ravensfan  on  2/7/2019 at 5:23 PM

    Bacon-y tomato jam

  • stephlinde  on  2/8/2019 at 11:22 AM

    Lemony olive-oil poached broccoli stems and chickpeas on ricotta toast

  • elsid22  on  2/8/2019 at 6:22 PM

    Crunchy coffee ground cashew butter

  • Karla123  on  2/9/2019 at 3:18 PM

    Blood orange, ginger, and lemongrass water!

  • RNocked1  on  2/9/2019 at 4:33 PM

    Every year I resolve to waste less food. Sign me up for the banana peel cake.

  • LaurenE  on  2/9/2019 at 7:15 PM

    spicy carrot top kimchi

  • t.t  on  2/9/2019 at 10:42 PM

    Carrot top pesto

  • Dannausc  on  2/10/2019 at 11:16 AM

    Carrot top pesto

  • mph993  on  2/10/2019 at 7:18 PM

    Shortbread with honey-glazed grapefruit peel and pink peppercorns

  • NaomiH  on  2/12/2019 at 6:15 PM

    Ginger-garlic miso soup with turnip greens

  • Laura1  on  2/13/2019 at 6:44 PM

    banana peel cake

  • edyenicole  on  2/13/2019 at 7:17 PM

    carrot top pesto!! :]

  • love2chow  on  2/15/2019 at 2:26 PM

    Pumpkin guts butterscotch scones

  • jmay42066  on  2/15/2019 at 4:17 PM

    Cheese tortellini with sausage and broccoli stems

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