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The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet Paperback – May 1 2015

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions (May 1 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771511117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771511117
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 2.3 x 26.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 980 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A must in every home. Read this book to reduce your food waste in creative, simple, and delicious ways. Better yet, buy this book for your favorite politician or food manufacturer or retailer to let them know that you care about food waste and they should also be doing something about it." —Éric Darier, Senior Greenpeace Campaigner


"This book is a win on all fronts—you save money, spend less time shopping, cook and eat great-tasting meals, and tread more lightly on the planet." —Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City


"No one wants to waste food, but sometimes it happens because we don’t know the right way to store or use up the food we have. The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook is full of inspiration and information on how to deal with that slightly wrinkled tomato or aging broccoli. Its essence, however, is a deep understanding of how to treat food with the love and respect it deserves." —Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council and author of The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook


LearnVest.com and Cinda chat about how reducing your 'foodprint' can save you thousands each year.


Cinda Chavich chats with Kathy McAree on CFAX 1070's In Good Taste about her new book and how consumers can help reduce food waste.


Cinda Chavich visits the air waves of her old stomping grounds; click to listen to her interview with Donna McElligott on Alberta@Noon.


Edmonton's The Tomato praises The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook in their May Dish feature.


The Edmonton Journal asks Cinda Chavich what she hopes to accomplish with her cookbook, and shares a delicious recipe for Grilled Steak Fajitas.


"The best way to save the planet one meal at a time is to avoid food waste. And this new book is full of smart strategies that will also help you save money and eat better." —View the Vibe


"It’s a book everyone should read, as it will inspire both budding chefs and those who want to do their part for the environment. As a bonus, you’ll save money, spend less time in the grocery store and cook awesome meals." —The Star Phoenix


Foreword Reviews includes The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook in their Fixing the Future list of gifts to help the 2015 Graduate Change the World.


"This is not a glossy coffee table cookbook, but more a reference tool we all can use more often in the kitchen … So open your refrigerator, grab five ingredients and devise a meal plan. After reading this book you may feel more confident doing so." —Culinaire Magazine


"If your parents didn't raise you to believe that wasting food is sinful, Cinda Chavich is here to set you straight. The introduction of her The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook lays out compelling environmental, economic, and philosophical reasons why we all need to do a better job of menu planning and upcycling our leftovers ... The book's format makes it easy to use based on what foods are on hand ... Artsy food prints and photos also make the book graphically pleasing, so you just may find yourself reading the book through for pleasure as much as for its valuable information." —Foreword Reviews


"This is an excellent cookbook with plenty of very good tips ... designed to help you get the most out of the food you buy while it’s still perfectly good to eat." —San Francisco Book Review


"Through intelligent ideas and delicious recipes The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook links a frugal culinary past to a sustainable food future." —BC Farms & Food


In the summer issue of Flavours, Cinda Chavich pens an article about food waste, and how we're all contributing to 'A Terrible Waste.'


Cinda Chavich gives The Province a few tips and tricks on how to reduce food waste and shares four recipes from The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook.


The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook featured as part of a prize package on the Marilyn Denis Show during the 10 Days of Giveaways.


"Let what you have inform what you're making." Cinda Chavich talks about cooking backwards with Meg Wilcox on CBC's Alberta @ Noon.


The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook was included in Best of Food and Wine's 60 Gifts in 60 Minutes special on CISL 650 Radio, December 17.


"The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save The Planet is timely and empowering. We all want to do something to help save our planet and Cinda helps us start in the heart of all of our homes―our kitchens―to do our bit to reduce the harmful effects of food waste." #8212;Savour it All blog


Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the Best Sustainable Cookbook in Canada.


About the Author

Cinda Chavich is a widely published freelance food writer and the author of six cookbooks including the bestselling The Girl Can't Cook and The Guy Can't Cook. Find out more about Cinda at TasteReport.com or on Twitter @TasteReporter.

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I highly recommend this cookbook. Cinda Chavich has a secure reputation as a food specialist but in this book she does so much more than recipes. It's a lesson in being less wasteful as Chavich, as all of us should be, was appalled when she learned the statistics of food sent to the garbage bin. I love the format of this book that gives hints on buying, storing and serving food along with excellent pointers on how to use those leftovers in a tasty and often simple way. That is not to say that Chavich doesn't present her usual array of fabulous recipes. The onion tart is only one example of savoury dishes. If you are going to treat yourself to one new recipe book, make it this one and help change our wasteful world.
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Would you buy three bags of groceries and then leave one behind in the parking lot? Doubtful, but according to Victoria food journalist Cinda Chavich, such an act would represent the food wastage that has become commonplace in North America. Her new cookbook, "Waste Not Want Not," goes beyond a collection of outstanding recipes; it also serves as a guide for shopping, cooking and eating without waste.

Chavich opens with an overview of the food waste problem, including some of the most problematic areas (e.g. seafood), but then explores some creative solutions to show that one can indeed shop and eat more sustainably. The book contains close to 150 delicious, waste-free recipes covering all the bases from soup to meat to dessert: Caponata, Grilled Fajitas and Roasted Carrot Sesame Hummus to name a few. Chavich proves that you don't have to sacrifice taste or quality to make a difference.
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HASH(0x9b1b9090) out of 5 stars Recipes are okay but nothing special. The "waste not" ... July 29 2015
By JessicaCC - Published on Amazon.com
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Recipes are okay but nothing special. The "waste not" tips are absolutely nothing special or anything you can't get from either a google search or your common sense. I don't need to but a a book to tell me to freeze extra food.
HASH(0x9b2a90a8) out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 30 2015
By GM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Some really great and unusual recipes in this book