Chefs are used to being thrifty. Now they’re joining the push to curb food waste. via the Washington Post
If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget. I’ve tried everything from vegetarian meals to freezer cooking to taking only cash to the store to bulk shopping. Each of these methods been effective in varying degrees.
But there’s one trick that’s been far more effective than all the rest. I’ve reduced our food waste.
I still have a lot to learn about how to use everything in my fridge and pantry, but I’m slowly getting better about not throwing away that leftover rice and that wilted lettuce.
Today’s article explains America’s food waste ailment this way:
“If you want to get a sense of how much food Americans waste, “Top Chef” judge and restaurateur Tom Colicchio will paint a picture for you: Say you go to the grocery store and pick out all of your food for the week, and then check out and head home. “If you have four shopping bags, just drop one and keep walking,” said Colicchio, co-founder of Food Policy Action, an advocacy group.”
Read today’s article, learn about the food waste problem in the United States and start using up that gnarly produce in your fridge. Farmers, the environment and your budget will appreciate it.