Season 9 Episode 3
Chefs’ Tips For Reducing Food Waste In The Home
Today we look into food waste specifically in our own homes. Why do we end up wasting so much food? How much does it cost us? Most importantly, how easy is it to fix? During the episode we answer your questions directly using the Sorted Chefs’ knowledge AND give you amazing tips for creating ‘Bestovers’.
Best soundbite:“If you want to be a weirdo, eat the whole apple. That’s all I’ve got.” – Mike Huttlestone
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Something to make you think...
It’s costing the average family in the UK £700 a year ($1500 in the USA) in home food waste… a whopping 40%!?! That’s like walking out of the supermarket with 5 bags of shopping and leaving 2 (that you’ve paid for) at the entrance. Just dumping it. Gone. Useless. Wasted.
Here are the most wasted food items in UK homes according to River Cottage.
Over 240 million slices of bread are chucked away every year.
Around 5.9 million glasses of milk are poured down the sink every year.
We discard 5.8 million potatoes each year.
Cheese lasts a very long time, so there really is no excuse if you chuck it away!
A staggering 1.3 million apples are thrown away each year.