Remember the old coffee commercial that claimed it was “good to the last drop?” It must have made a huge impression on cookbook author Joel Gamoran because he has spent his culinary career wringing the last drops of flavor and nutrition out of food many of us consign to the garbage can or compost pit.

His cookbook, “Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food, Save Money, and Love What You Eat,” repurposes onion skins, beet peels, coffee grounds and fish bones to take center stage at the table, not the trash compactor.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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