well there are so many things that are usable waste, e.g:
Bones for stock
Meat trimmings for mince
Cilantro roots for thai curries/guacomole etc
Parsley stalks for mirepoix
root veg offcuts for mirepoix
Onions offcuts for mirepoix
onion skins for brown stocks/demiglas
imperfect berris for coulis/fruit glazes
Bacon fat for terrines/pates
Rendered bacon fat for frying/soup flavours
Egg shells for brown stocks(helps to clarify)
Old bread for bread and butter puddings
Plenty more from where that came from.
[This message has been edited by Nick.Shu (edited 11-13-2000).]
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