been thinking a lot about what @sausagetarian calls “garbage cooking” and @kraykray called “trash food” in her newsletter today. this is the essence of home cooking: making the tastiest meal you can muster using what you have.
what you have includes ingredients but I think it also includes energy. cooking is basically my only hobby so I pour a lot of energy into it and even then there’s some days that toast is dinner and that’s great.
two of my favorite vessels for trash food here: 1) fried rice with leftover Chinese take out rice and shrimp and some leftover farro and cauliflower from the fridge. 2) frittata with chard, sweet potato, and ricotta.