All great chefs know not to waste ingredients, time, or effort—and for master chef Jacques Pépin, this means thinking efficiently about cooking, even at home. In his new book Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way, the legendary cooking teacher offers 150 recipes and illustrated menus for each season—as well as insights on cooking economically at home with techniques that save money, time, and cleanup effort.
For example: Shop for ingredients seasonally when they’re the most affordable, flavorful, and full of nutrition. Don’t overlook inexpensive cuts of meat and poultry.
Use up as much of your ingredients as possible, such as saving your meat and vegetable trimmings for a stock, soup, or eventually, a sauce. Transform leftovers into an entirely new, pleasurable meal.
Find more great tips when Pépin joins chef Carla Hall for a lively conversation about smart home-kitchen strategies that produce delicious results.
Copies of Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way (Harvest) are available for purchase.
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