Leek tops. Fennel fronds. Cilantro stems. Chard stalks. These are just a few of the many vegetable parts relegated to the scraps category. Which, in our test kitchen, we would rather call the get creative category, thank you very much.
In this week’s Dear Test Kitchen, Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen takes everyday odds and ends, and turns them into delicious recipes. So say a quick sorry to your compost bin—because tonight, scraps are what’s for dinner.
Emma is the food editor at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles on the fly, baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., and writing about the history of pie in North Carolina. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's award-winning column, Big Little Recipes (also the cookbook in October 2021!). And see what she's up to on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.