As Fiona Beckett notes in her The Frugal Cook: Buy Cleverly, Waste Less, Eat Well (2011), “the very word ‘leftover’ has a dreary sound to it, conjuring up visions of drab, reheated meals, odd dun-coloured soups and tired-looking salads. But it doesn’t have to be like that. With a little imagination your leftovers can not only be turned into delicious meals for you and your family, but feasts for your friends.” Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past (1911), a webcast highlighting the Library’s 19th- and 20th-Century culinary and household manual collections (//www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/foodthrift.html), shows how our ancestors economized in hard times by making good use of leftovers. It is our hope that titles, such as The Turkey Trots Once More: 200 Ways to Recycle Holiday Leftovers; the Use-it-Up Cookbook; and Leftovers Made into Gourmet Meals will make your life a little less stressful and save you a penny or two this holiday season. Enjoy.
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Beckett, Fiona. The frugal cook: buy cleverly, waste less, eat well. Rev. and expanded ed. Bath, Eng., Absolute Press, 2011. 240 p.
TX652.B3515 2011 <SciRR exhibit>
Chandler, Karen Lee. Create a meal by using leftovers. New York, Vantage Press, c1991. 121 p.
Cook once eat twice: slow cooker recipes: meal 1 tonight, meal 2 tomorrow. Editor, Carrie Holcomb. Des Moines, IA, Meredith Books, c2006. 255 p.
“More than 200 recipes. Tonight’s stew becomes tomorrow’s wrap, sandwich, pizza, salad, or casserole.”
Damerell, Edna K. Twice is nice: over 600 fabulous recipes for creating delicious new meals from once-cooked foods. New York, Collier Books, c1982. 325 p.
TX652.D3 1982b <SciRR exhibit>
Dieckmann, Jane M. Use it all: the leftovers cookbook. Trumansburg, NY, Crossing Press, c1982. 369 p.
Dyer, Ceil. The plan-ahead cookbook: 300 delectable ways to use your leftovers. New York, Macmillan, 1969. 246 p.
Festive family favorites: fabulous feasts, fantastic leftovers, 100 recipes. Birmingham, AL, Healthy Living, c1996. 98 p.
At head of title: Weight watchers magazine.
Gunst, Kathy. Leftovers: 200 recipes, 50 simple master preparations and 150 delicious variations for the second time around. New York, HarperPerennial, c1991. 283 p.
Kitcho, Catherine. The use-it-up cookbook: creative recipes for the frugal cook. Nashville, TN, Cumberland House, c2003. 211 p.
London, Colletta Van Wave. Leftovers made into gourmet meals. Paradise, CA, C. V. W. London, c1978.
Nelson, Meryl, Frances Thoman, and Shirley Sing. That to this: the leftovers cookbook. Pine Grove, CA, This ’n That Press, 1982. 70 p.
Rosier, Patricia, and Jessica L. Weiss. The leftover gourmet. Bethesda, MD, National Press, c1991. 191 p.
The Too-good-to-be-leftovers cookbook. New York, Avon Books, 1974. 142 p.
The Turkey trots once more: 200 ways to recycle holiday leftovers. Compiled by Johnny and Sandy Pinto. Lansing, NC, Pinto Peaks, c2002. 190 p.
Willand, Lois Carlson. The use-it-up cookbook: a guide for minimizing food waste. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, Practical Cookbooks, 1985, c1979. 190 p.
The World cookbook of leftovers. Compiled by Robert Schissel. Whitewater, WI, R. Schissel, c1996. 160 p.
Wylie, Betty Jane. Encore: the leftovers cookbook. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1979. 140 p.