Cookbook Recommendation: The Kitchen Ecosystem
Author Eugenia Bone has come out with a lovely book called The Kitchen Ecosystem. Each of Bone’s 400 unique recipes draws from elements of other included recipes, and also makes for ingredients for additional recipes. Her idea is to create a network of interconnected dishes that lead to a perpetually loaded fridge. For example, the chapter on apples embellishes pork and puddings with the fresh produce. Bone then uses leftover apple pieces to make applesauce for potato pancakes, and saves remnants of apple juice to make apple granita. This system maximizes individual lifecycle stages of each beautiful, fresh ingredient, from apples and asparagus to fish and pork. Standout recipes include the Chicken and Potato Gnocchi and the Braised Lamb with Lemons. With vibrant, colorful photos and easy-to-follow instructions, The Kitchen Ecosystem, $27, by Eugenia Bone, will make a delightful addition to any cookbook library.