After reading Tamar Adler's "Everlasting Meal" I began to realize this is not a new concept at all. This is peasant cooking at its finest. Of course Chow folks have been cooking this way forever too, so why don't we share what we do in our kitchens to create an "everlasting meal"?? You might say the common terminology is, "rehashing leftovers". Maybe, maybe not. Is it leftovers or is it a way to capture one flavor & add it to another meal or perhaps take one meal & extend it into something entirely different?
Today I did the take out thing & came home with a wonderful green bean salad...ate the beans & had the luscious mysterious vinaigrette leftover. I found a few green beans in the fridge, blanched them & added them to this garlicky & smoky marinade & am hoping that I can recapture some of that flavor in the new batch of beans. That was my take on the everlasting meal.
Let's show Tamar that she is not the only one who knows how to make an everlasting meal.