Jill Lightner Cooking Demo, Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home

Jill Lightner Cooking Demo, Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home

What’s the impact of the food you eat? How about the food you waste? You may think those extra broccoli stems can’t change the world, but what if you knew that we each waste more than 18 pounds of food per month?  Join author Jill Lightner for a discussion covering tips for shopping, food storage, meal planning, and composting that will inspire you to re-think meal preparation and what you toss.
  • Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Metropolitan Market -Admiral Store
    2320 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
  • Julie Briselden
  • Mountaineers Books
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal

Scraps, Peels, and Stems is a comprehensive and accessible guide to reducing food waste in your daily life. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. Topics and features include:

-More than 70 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks as well as items for your pantry

-Three levels of “do-able” waste reduction steps for every topic

-Insight into “nose to tail” and “root to stem” cooking trends

-A smarter Thanksgiving turkey buying guide for less waste during the holidays

-Meal planning, grocery shopping, food prep, and money-saving tips
Portioning to avoid leftovers

-Storage strategies for small kitchens—including what expiration dates really mean

-Composting and recycling tips, and more


“Enlightening, absorbing, and inspiring, this is a must-have addition to every kitchen bookshelf.” – Elissa Altman, author of Poor Man’s Feast

Writer and editor Jill Lightner has long explored the economics, environmental concerns, and flavors of the food system. Most recently she was the co-editor of Taste magazine, published by the largest food co-op in the US, PCC Community Markets. She has also been a restaurant critic and edited the award-winning Edible Seattle magazine, as well as two Edible Communities cookbooks. She is the co-author of the popular book Mason Bee Revolution (Skipstone). Jill lives in Seattle.

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