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  • Great British Waste Menu

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    4 posts, 4 voices, 849 views, started Aug 25, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by Denise Richardson

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      Programme following four of the nation’s top chefs - Angela Hartnett, Richard Corrigan, Matt Tebbutt and Simon Rimmer - as they journey deep into the heart of Britain’s food waste problem, exploring how and why the nation throws away and reject huge quantities of perfectly edible food.

      Cameras follow the chefs as they source shocking amounts of unwanted food from every link in the food chain - from supermarkets to ordinary homes, markets to farms - and then transform it into mouth-watering dishes.

      The chefs face a unique and near-impossible task: can they create a fabulous banquet for over 60 VIPs using the food that the rest of us don’t want? Can they create restaurant-standard food using ingredients that have been discarded, rejected or deemed unsuitable for sale? Will they be able to change the way Britons think about waste food?

      The dishes the chefs create are judged by four of the nation’s toughest food critics - Matthew Fort, Prue Leith, Oliver Peyton and Jay Rayner - who decide which dishes go onto the menu for the lavish banquet designed to prove that saving scraps is good.

      As the chefs source their ingredients and the banquet unfolds, the solution to the scandalous food waste crisis reveals itself to be a simple one: just eat it.

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          UK Girl wrote Aug 25, 2010
        • I have seen this and the problem is people buy too much food and then don’t cook proper meals and just snack or they just bin perfect food because of the sell by date - even if the food is fine they bin it.

          Plus under health and safety laws supermarkets throw away perfect food as it’s on the edge of sell by date .....

          It’s a real shame when you think more than 16 billion people globally live on less than $2 per day for food and don’t have back up larders or fridges etc

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          Tiggerk wrote Aug 25, 2010
        • What an interesting concept! Do the people who eat the meals know what the dishes are made of?  

          I like food banks, where extra food is donated by individuals or businesses and then given to people who need it.  We see this in action when we deliver products to stores.  Costcos and Safeways, for example, usually have carts full of bread products waiting for the Food Bank workers to pick them up.  

          Our family has done some volunteer work with food banks in various places where we’ve lived, usually through church organizations.  It’s a really hands-on-helping ministry.

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 25, 2010
        • Wow, Neicy, great info. Thanks for sharing it.heart

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