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Waste-Less Recipe: Dan Barber's Root Vegetable Peel Chips

Elena North-Kelly

Elena North-Kelly

August 27, 2015


Our latest mantra: think before you toss! Chances are you can stretch your market haul into many more meals by just reimagining items you’d normally chuck in the trash (or, for bonus points, compost). Here, multiple JBF Award winner Dan Barber of New York City's acclaimed Blue Hill recommends turning oft-discarded peels from root vegetables (anything you have on hand will work, such as carrots, turnips, or parsnips) into crunchy, addictive chips. This simple, delicious recipe makes creative use of a kitchen staple you’re most likely already buying, and in turn, does wonders for your wallet—and the environment.

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Elena North-Kelly is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.