The Food Network is airing a special called The Big Waste this Sunday (1/8) night and I am really psyched to check it out. We have a HUGE problem in this country when it comes to wasted food. The premise of the show is that two all-star teams comprised of famed chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli compete with only 48 hours on the clock, to create full-scale menus of the caliber people have come to expect from them, but the catch is that they can only use food that is destined for the landfill!
According to the Food Network:
“The chefs’ hunt takes them from grocery aisles to produce farms, and orchard lines to garbage piles, as they attempt to source enough ingredients to feed a gathering crowd. Bobby and Michael square off against Anne and Alex, as they challenge their views of food waste and how and why it is created.”
While I am guessing the meals will include animal products, I really like the concept of the show and how it will highlight the waste problem in today’s world.
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Please check it out and comment on either Facebook or in the comments section of this post…I would really enjoy having a dialogue with you about it.
7 responses to “THE BIG WASTE”
thanks for the heads up – that sounds like a great special!!
Some people in my town opened a food warehouse (Faith Harvest Helpers, Yelm, Washington) with completely donated waste products. They donate their waste to a local pig farmer who in turn donates pork. We use some of that food to provide free dinners to the community three nights a week. We’re each serving 60-100 people a night and sending food home with every person who wants some. The warehouse is open everyday for anyone to go in and pick up food. If our town of 5000 can do that so can everytown!
WOW! You inspire me…that is amazing!!!
great show…with so many hungry people, no edible food should ever go to waste. More needs to be done about this.
I so agree. I like that they highlighted the freegan. I had heard of the freegan movement a while back and want to learn more about the people who follow this lifestyle. I found this link about the movement very interesting http://freegan.info/
One of the best shows they aired in a while. A food competition that actually opened eyes up to a bigger problem. People need to learn how to settle for less than perfect when it comes to produce. I have had delicious, juicy peaches at the farmer’s market, that would be seen as too ugly for a grocery store.
And I bet the ugly peaches you had from the farmer’s market tasted MUCH better than the perfect looking ones at the store!