Friday Buffet

Life in Lidia’s Italy doesn’t include waste. The public television chef has some helpful advice on avoiding food waste.

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Talking about composting–that’s the spirit, Whole Foods. Now how about making food donation a priority to reduce the need for composting? 

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photo by niznoz (via Creative Commons)Belated, happy first birthday wishes to North Berkeley Harvest! In 2008, the California group picked more than 7,000 pounds of backyard fruit that would otherwise have gone for naught and donated it to the needy (including the underrated feijoa).

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Across the Bay, two food-obsessed SF Chronicle writers wrote an interesting wish list for 2009. One wish was for: 

More attention by food producers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and food service organizations to environmental concerns, reducing waste and lowering carbon footprints.  

That must be the long forgotten seventh verse of Auld Lang Syne (check out those latter lyrics!).

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Nice to see that the recession-induced glut of milk isn’t leading to waste–yet–because it’s in powder format. Your government is buying the excess and storing it in a California warehouse. I wonder how long it lasts what the expiration dates are like on milk powder and whether they’ll ever use what’s in the warehouse.

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