How to Use EverythingPosted: February 4, 2009
A play on Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything,” I thought a “How to Use Everything” section might be useful on the site. Thinking about my rice/corn/wheat flour pancakes late last night, I realized that you can probably find a recipe that utilizes almost anything you have in your pantry or fridge. I know “nose-to-tail” eating has become popular in the foodie world, but what about whole vegetable eating?
Example: broccoli stems. I once read that there are a lot of nutrients in the stems and kept trying to incorporate every bit of broccoli into stir fries and things, but since they’re tough, people would leave them on their plate. Lo and behold, an excellent recipe in the NYT’s popped up that pickles the stems! They sound delicious and I’m really excited to try them out. Too bad I didn’t see this yesterday – I ended up throwing away the stems of the broccoli I bought in Chinatown. Next time: Pickled Broccoli Stems