Tag Archives: leftovers

Ramadan Waste = Pigswill??

Seldom do you see Ramadan and hogs in the same sentence, but they’ve both been in the ‘food waste news’ recently. On the former, here’s a thought-provoking editorial lamenting the increased food waste during Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates. A common cooking tactic during the holy month of daylight fasting is to overprepare to [...]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in History and Culture, International, Legislation, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Some Light Leftover Reading

I’ve been doing some reading on leftovers lately, and yesterday I read this beauty: It’s part leftover advice book, part advertorial for Hood’s Sarsaparilla, a cure for all that ailed folks in 1891. It’s quite a combination, and the two topics are interspersed throughout the 17-page booklet. So after some helpful advice on using stale [...]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Household, Leftovers | Comments closed

Leftover Love from High Above

The UK Environment Secretary is a cabinet member and holds duties similar to the US Secretary of Agriculture and the head of the EPA. So when Environment Secretary Owen Paterson talks about the need to use our leftovers, my ears perk up. In a speech launching a sustainable food initiative with the Women’s Institute, Paterson [...]

December 10, 2012 | Posted in International, Leftovers | Comments closed

Do Those Veggie Scraps Mean Anything?

It has been a busy few days for food waste on the National media Public Radio front. First, Marketplace had this look at the Economics of Wasted Leftovers. Then, Talk of the Nation ran an in-depth conversation about waste (which included my perspective). Next, Morning Edition examined why restaurants don’t prioritize food waste in a [...]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Restaurant | Comments closed

Stick a Fork In It

Thanks to everyone who strived for a Zero Waste Thanksgiving. And if that describes you, then you’ll appreciate this video:

November 27, 2012 | Posted in General | Comments closed

Super Monday

Good to hear the NFL’s habit of recovering edible food from its Super Bowls continued last night in Dallas. This tradition of excellence donation has been happening for almost 20 years now. The NFL works with local food recovery groups and acquires food from events leading up to the game and the game itself (both high [...]

February 7, 2011 | Posted in Events, Food Recovery, Household | Comments closed

Turkey Week Project

It’s that time of year again–when I start thinking about the glorious Thanksgiving…leftovers! If you’re like me, you might be craving that day-after sandwich as much as the day-of dinner. Yet, with all of our abundance, though, comes the threat of waste. That’s why I’m hoping you guys will submit some advice here and on [...]

November 22, 2010 | Posted in Events, History and Culture, Household | Comments closed

Love Yer Leftovers…even more the next day!

I had so much fun talking about leftovers on Monday–and it seemed like you did, too–that I thought we should return to the subject. A great question arose in the comments  from that post: Are there foods that taste better as leftovers? Or at least after sitting a day. Janes’_kid breeched the topic with the [...]

October 6, 2010 | Posted in Household, Life to Leftovers | Comments closed

Love Yer Leftovers!

I don’t know about you, but I love leftovers. I mean really, what’s not to love? They’re economical, easy and environmentally friendly. That first adjective is pretty self-evident. If you’ve already paid for the food—whether eating in or out—you may as well use it. As for easy, it doesn’t get much more convenient than taking [...]

October 4, 2010 | Posted in General, Household, Life to Leftovers | Comments closed
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