THE WASTE-WISE KITCHEN COMPANION Hundreds of Practical Tips for Repairing, Reusing, and Repurposing Food: How to Eat Better, Save Money, and Utilize Leftovers Creatively

February 7, 2018



This easy-to-use handbook is an A to Z ensemble of food items-fresh and leftover-and the numerous and delicious ways of using them up. It also shows how to extend a food’s shelf life, find alternate uses for typically discarded parts, and repair recipes gone wrong. Beyond the kitchen, create your own garden compost and potpourri. Discover hundreds of ideas for achieving sustainable and environmentally friendly processes to streamline your pantry—and balance your budget.

Whether you’re dealing with your garden’s bumper crop, living on a budget, or simply looking for ways to reduce waste, just look up the food item in question to learn about the multiple ways it can be used, reused, and repurposed.



An essential kitchen reference book; far more than a recipe cookbook!

By Mary Swartz on December 10, 2017 (Amazon)

Why has it taken so long for a book this helpful to come along?! I can’t believe my husband finds MacLeod’s ideas as useful as I do. The genius of this book is it reads as much like a novel as a cleverly organized easy-to-use reference book.

It’s packed with creative ideas for using any food in your kitchen as well as great suggestions to add extra zip to meals. Directions are clear and easy and the ideas I’ve used are REALLY fast and fun. I love this book and recommend it as a “must-have” for every kitchen!


Food waste no more

By Miroslava Rebenczuk on December 10, 2017 (Amazon)

I found this so fun to read, made me think how creative food prep can be with leftover food, surplus food and everything in between. I’m looking forward to trying different things with bacon and bacon grease, my favorite food. I look forward to reading more books for tips from Jean MacLeod.




Jean B. MacLeod is a native of Liverpool, England and a writer of practical hints for the home and garden. An enthusiastic culinarian, she is a member of the Culinary Historians of Southern California and Slow Food USA. She lives in the Los Angeles area.



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