Please note that this book will be published in the Summer of 2014.
Paradigm-shifting, The Kitchen Ecosystem will change how we think about food and cooking. Designed to limit waste and maximize flavor, these 400 recipes are derived from 40 common ingredients-from asparagus to fish to zucchini--used at each stage of its "life cycle": fresh, preserved, and in a main dish.
Gena Bone's "kitchen ecosystem" is a set of interconnected fresh and preserved foods that reflects her mostly Mediterranean palate, simple locavorism, and easy strategies for saving time and money. The 400 recipes in this comprehensive cookbook showcase how 40 common ingredients can be used in three ways: fresh, preserved, and by using parts usually tossed to boost the flavor of a whole new dish. Just about everything, it turns out, can be transformed into a preserve, stock, marinade, syrup, zest, jam, jelly, pickle, or condiment that can be used in or with other recipes. The yield? Food that is more delicious with less effort-and almost zero waste.