Reviews for The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook


Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the Best Sustainable Cookbook in Canada.


"The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save The Planet is timely and empowering. We all want to do something to help save our planet and Cinda helps us start in the heart of all of our homes—our kitchens—to do our bit to reduce the harmful effects of food waste." #8212;Savour it All blog

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The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook was included in Best of Food and Wine's 60 Gifts in 60 Minutes special on CISL 650 Radio, December 17.

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"Let what you have inform what you're making." Cinda Chavich talks about cooking backwards with Meg Wilcox on CBC's Alberta @ Noon.

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The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook featured as part of a prize package on the Marilyn Denis Show during the 10 Days of Giveaways.

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"Cinda Chavich’s latest cookbook, The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet, is a must-have for every kitchen." —Western Living

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Cinda Chavich tells TakePart “I hope food waste will someday become like littering or dumping garbage into a river—simply not acceptable."

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The Albany Times Union asked Cinda Chavich how best to prevent food waste in your own kitchen. Her top three are to plan, buy local, and to cook backwards. Click for more tips.

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Cinda Chavich gives The Province a few tips and tricks on how to reduce food waste and shares four recipes from The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook.

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In the summer issue of Flavours, Cinda Chavich pens an article about food waste, and how we're all contributing to 'A Terrible Waste.'

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"Through intelligent ideas and delicious recipes The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook links a frugal culinary past to a sustainable food future." —BC Farms & Food

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"This is an excellent cookbook with plenty of very good tips ... designed to help you get the most out of the food you buy while it’s still perfectly good to eat." —San Francisco Book Review

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"If your parents didn't raise you to believe that wasting food is sinful, Cinda Chavich is here to set you straight. The introduction of her The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook lays out compelling environmental, economic, and philosophical reasons why we all need to do a better job of menu planning and upcycling our leftovers ... The book's format makes it easy to use based on what foods are on hand ... Artsy food prints and photos also make the book graphically pleasing, so you just may find yourself reading the book through for pleasure as much as for its valuable information." —Foreword Reviews

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"This is not a glossy coffee table cookbook, but more a reference tool we all can use more often in the kitchen … So open your refrigerator, grab five ingredients and devise a meal plan. After reading this book you may feel more confident doing so." —Culinaire Magazine

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Looking for a few ideas from The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook? The Vancouver Sun shared recipes for a Kale Ceasar, Zucchini Gratin, Apple Crisp, and Peach Kuchen.

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Foreword Reviews includes The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook in their Fixing the Future list of gifts to help the 2015 Graduate Change the World.

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Bonnie Stern at the National Post shares a few of her favourite tips from the cookbook, as well as a recipe for Cinda's Asparagus Risotto.

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Mia Stainsby of The Vancouver Sun features The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook in her article on food waste.

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Cinda and The Motts in Toronto talk about food waste and how we can reduce it in Canada. Listen in at 39 minutes.

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Cinda chats tips and tricks for reducing food waste and your personal "foodprint" with Sheryl Mackay on CBC's North by Northwest.

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Food blogger Renee Kohlman tried her hand at Cinda's Savory Broccoli, Bacon, and Cheddar Scones, replacing a few ingredients with whatever she had in her kitchen.

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"It’s a book everyone should read, as it will inspire both budding chefs and those who want to do their part for the environment. As a bonus, you’ll save money, spend less time in the grocery store and cook awesome meals." —The Star Phoenix

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"The best way to save the planet one meal at a time is to avoid food waste. And this new book is full of smart strategies that will also help you save money and eat better." —View the Vibe

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The Edmonton Journal asks Cinda Chavich what she hopes to accomplish with her cookbook, and shares a delicious recipe for Grilled Steak Fajitas.

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Edmonton's The Tomato praises The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook in their May Dish feature.

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Cinda Chavich visits the air waves of her old stomping grounds; click to listen to her interview with Donna McElligott on Alberta@Noon.

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Cinda Chavich chats with Kathy McAree on CFAX 1070's In Good Taste about her new book and how consumers can help reduce food waste.

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LearnVest.com and Cinda chat about how reducing your 'foodprint' can save you thousands each year.

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"No one wants to waste food, but sometimes it happens because we don’t know the right way to store or use up the food we have. The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook is full of inspiration and information on how to deal with that slightly wrinkled tomato or aging broccoli. Its essence, however, is a deep understanding of how to treat food with the love and respect it deserves." —Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council and author of The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook


"This book is a win on all fronts—you save money, spend less time shopping, cook and eat great-tasting meals, and tread more lightly on the planet." —Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City


"A must in every home. Read this book to reduce your food waste in creative, simple, and delicious ways. Better yet, buy this book for your favorite politician or food manufacturer or retailer to let them know that you care about food waste and they should also be doing something about it." —Éric Darier, Senior Greenpeace Campaigner