NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Sep 3rd, 2012.
Wrexham Council is hosting a ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ cookery demonstration in Eagles Meadow on 11th September from 10am to show locals how to make the most of the food they usually throw away to cook delicious meals and save money.
The event will take place all day from 10am and will involve live cookery demonstrations showing how leftovers can be made into meals as well as sharing practical advice on how to plan meals, work out portion sizes, understand date labels and store food correctly to make it last longer.
This event forms part of a national Love Food Hate Waste tour taking place at locations across Wales to encourage people to reduce the amount of food they throw away.
Lead Member for the Environment, Cllr Bob Dutton, said “Every year in the UK we throw away £1.2 billion worth of food, costing the average family £50 a month. Many people lack the confidence or knowledge to know how to use up leftovers or create nutritious and tasty meals from scratch, and we know that this leads to food being wasted. We want to help residents across Wrexham to learn about the many simple things they can do at home to make the most of the food they have bought in order to save money and waste less.”
Georgina Taubman from Waste Awareness Wales said “In Wales we throw away around 400,000 tonnes of good food and drink each year, just from our homes. This is a staggering amount, especially when you consider that most of it is, or once was, perfectly good food that could have been eaten.
“The two main reasons we end up wasting food is that we cook or prepare too much food, or we let it go past its use-by date. Sometimes we forget food at the back of the fridge or just that it goes off. Small and simple changes in the kitchen can make a massive difference such as knowing more about portion sizes and the different date labels used on food packaging.”
“Knowing a bit more about how we shop for, store and prepare food all helps us to waste less food at home. The Love Food Hate Waste cooking demonstration will show people how they can make the most of the food they buy and save money along the way.”
For further advice you can visit the Love Food Hate Waste website which is bursting with recipe ideas and top tips in English and Welsh visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com