Love your leftovers

I love leftovers. And so does hugely popular writer, broadcaster and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. With food as good as his, though, you have to wonder how he happens to have any leftovers to work with!

Nevertheless, this book is valuable for all of us who from time to time find a cup of leftover this, or a few spoonfuls of something else in the fridge that are too good to throw out, yet not enough to do anything with.

Or are they?

This book is, incidentally, helpful on another level. It is one of a new generation of cookbooks with binding which allows them to lie flat, rather than infuriatingly flopping shut when your hands are sticky and you hurriedly need to double-check just how much flour is needed.

But back to HF-W's leftovers. Again it is a helpful book, with the 'leftovers' highlighted on each recipe. The edges of the pages are colour-coded too, to correspond to what it is you may be using. Pink is leftover meat, yellow is for eggs, green for greens and salad, and so on.

Some of the recipes are truly frugal. Apple peel and orange salad, for instance. Or a slightly soft cucumber. Who else would think to saute it? A little roast chicken left over? Turn it into Turkish chicken with walnuts. Christmas pudding? Make a parfait with the last bits.

Even the store cupboard has a category. Buttermilk and beer or cider goes into a soda ale bread, the tag-ends of chutneys make a brown sauce, surprisingly the coffee grounds you have left after making an espresso can be used, too, in a spice rub for your roast meat.

There is SO much more in the book, but to tell you all of it, would spoil it.

In my family, I refer to myself as the 'queen of leftovers' - but if I am the queen, then Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is definitely KING!

Love Your Leftovers, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, published by Bloomsbury, 2015, hardcover, rrp $A45.

 

- reviewed by Sally Hammond

 

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