Thanksgiving dinner is great, but the days following are truly special. Because those few days after Thursday are a real rarity–a time when eating leftovers is not just merely tolerated, but celebrated. And while turkey soup may epitomize the economy of repurposing leftovers, the turkey sandwich rules the leftover roost. In my family, we’ve come [...]
November 30, 2015 | Also posted in General, Leftovers
There has been plenty of attention on wasted food in America recently, but very few assessments of how Americans feel about the topic. That changed yesterday with the publishing of the first national consumer survey on wasted food in the US. There’s an abundance of findings to be gleaned from the Johns Hopkins report, which [...]
June 11, 2015 | Also posted in Composting, Restaurant, Stats, Supermarket
How the heck do Americans feel about all of this wasted food? Until now, we didn’t really know. Fortunately, researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health asked that question (and many more) in the first nationally representative consumer survey focused on wasted food in America. Today marks the long-anticipated (at least in this neck of [...]
June 10, 2015 | Also posted in Stats
Got stale bread? You probably will at some point. Courtesy of Sustainable America, here are 10 helpful tips on how to use your old bread.
June 3, 2015 | Also posted in Infographic, Repurposing
You know what’s weird? We pay such close attention to saving a buck or two at the supermarket, but rarely consider how much money we’re throwing away through the food we waste.
May 7, 2015 | Also posted in General, Supermarket
Don’t forget: it’s what’s inside that counts!
March 31, 2015 | Posted in Household
Don’t look now, but The New York Times is talking trash—food trash. In other words, The Old Gray Lady is giving wasted food the love it deserves. Yesterday’s Food section features three compelling, informative pieces on food waste, and it further indicates the rising profile of this once-ignored issue. Side note: it’s odd that an [...]
March 5, 2015 | Posted in Household
If you’re like me, you love innovations that prevent food from being wasted and hate the inefficiency of expiration dates. That’s why I’m high on Bump Mark, an in-package fresh food indicator now in development. Solveiga Pakstaite, a recent university grad in Britain, created Bump Mark after winning the James Dyson Award to do so. As you [...]
January 28, 2015 | Also posted in Food Safety, International
T-minus one week until T-Day. You ready for Thanksgiving? Preparing Thursday’s meal is likely to be labor intensive. But what doesn’t have to be hard is determining how much food to buy for the big day. There’s no need to stress over the size of the turkey or the number of pies needed (hint: the [...]
November 20, 2014 | Also posted in Hunger
Today, when I was picking greens for dinner, I found another entry for the burgeoning Alphabet Produce series: this Kale Y. I’ve never seen a leafy green have a fork in its own road, but I was glad to see this one. This kale leaf not only checks the ‘Y’ box, it reminds us that real [...]
June 11, 2014 | Also posted in Alphabet Produce