January 3, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Maybe New Year resolutions would be more successful if we made ones that can help others, instead of focusing on personal shortcomings. A few new books came out recently that discuss the problem of food waste in this country, but offer lots of tasty ways to reduce waste and eat better in the process. 

"Scraps, Peels and Stems" by Jill Lightner and "Cooking With Scraps" by Lindsey-Jean Hard, offer takes on imaginative ways to use  peels, pith, goo, stems, shells. One book has more of an environmental POV and the other, a culinary slant. Together, they offer a really full look at this problem of  food waste. The National Resource Council says that 40% of food in the US is tossed out, equaling $165 Billion .........

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