Food waste is one of the biggest global issues today. “A third of the food raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork. […] the food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions,” writes the author and activist Paul Hawken in his book Project Drawdown, as reported by The Good Trade. What can we do to help fight this burning problem? One of the ways is to throw a food waste dinner party for your friends.
If you’re already suspicious, let us just say that a food waste dinner party isn’t meant to include foods that have already spoiled. That would be just gross. What it does represent is cooking with the leftovers, using up the ingredients you usually let go bad in the back of the fridge, and those pantry staples that you can’t remember buying, but they can still be used.
The whole point is to get creative and to come up with new possibilities that are not obvious. Invite your friends and tell them to make something according to these rules, then gather and try each other’s dishes over soft music and dim lighting, using the best dinnerware you have.