Root-to-Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable
This compendium of creative recipes make use of the parts of vegetables that typically get thrown away, and gives new ideas for making the most of seasonal ingredients.
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What they’re saying about Root to Stalk Cooking
Food&Wine Best of the Best Vol. 17
Included in Food&Wine magazine’s cookbook featuring the 25 Best Cookbooks of 2014.
“August’s Best Food and Drink Releases: It’s not very often a cookbook fundamentally changes the way I approach food, but Tara Duggan’s Root-to-Stalk Cooking did just that.”
Food & Wine
One of the “Best New Vegetable Cookbooks: San Francisco Chronicle journalist Tara Duggan uses parts of vegetables other cooks might throw away…Inspired by the nose-to-tail movement, she suggests ways to eke out flavor from every part of a vegetable.”
Wall Street Journal
“Dives deep into CSA boxes and crisper drawers to offer inventive ways to use the “offal” of the vegetable kingdom (think: radish leaves and fennel stalks) to delicious effect.”
“A new cookbook you should take to the farmers’ market.”
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