At one point or another, we’ve all let a piece of meat spoil in the refrigerator or chucked carrot tops into the garbage. So to kick off No Waste August, we polled our community of home cooks about the small things they do to fight food waste in their kitchens everyday.
What began as a small meal series in New York has since developed into an international project, with its “dumpster dinners” garnering substantial attention over the past few years. The concept was sparked from founder Josh Treuhaft’s graduate design thesis about environmental sustainability challenges.
Cocktail #2 in our No Waste drink series, the New Life Old Fashioned gets an earthy twist from a spent coffee and beer syrup!
At Salvage Supperclub’s recent dumpster dinner in Portland, veteran mixologist Nathan Gerdes whipped up drinks using products that typically get thrown out, like citrus peels and coffee grounds. He also used spirits whose origins hearken back to ingredient “recycling” and preservation.
To celebrate No Waste August, we compiled our recent, favorite food waste reads! So go ahead…get trashy with us.