Travels from: Seattle, Washington
Expertise: Reducing food waste.
Joel Gamoran is best known as the host for A&E’s hit series “Scraps,” and has become one of the nation’s most well-known sustainability-focused chefs. In addition to his television show, Joel is the National Chef for Sur La Table and the author of “Cooking Scrappy.” He is also makes regulars appearances on the NBC TODAY SHOW. With a passion for reducing food waste by utilizing ingredients that are typically tossed, Joel has shown students, viewers and readers around the world how to turn food scraps into delicious meals.
Joel is a graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America, and the Culinary Institute of Florence. Joel and his wife Angiolina live in stunning Seattle, WA with their baby Jonah.
Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food, Save Money, and Love What You Eat
“Cooking Scrappy is one of the best cookbooks I’ve read in years. Gamoran is an ingenious chef with an exuberant voice who draws you into the kitchen. This book’s recipes and underlying message couldn’t be more timely.” -Michael Ruhlman
“Invigorating and timely, Cooking Scrappy is a superb book that extolls the delicious virtues of foods too often thrown away. Food waste is not only immoral, it’s straight out stupid…especially when you have recipes like these!” -Nancy Silverton