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We all know that food waste is a huge global problem, but there are little things we could all be doing every day to help tackle it.
Like extending the life of our bread for example. In this clip from the documentary Wasted! which tells the story of food waste and how the restaurant industry is trying to combat it, Massimo Bottura talks about how the way we consume bread should change over its life cycle: it might start as bread in a conventional sense, but after three days when it's anything but fresh we can still use it, by grating it into breadcrumbs for example.
It's a simple tip, but one you may not have thought of before. Food waste is a subject close to Bottura's heart of course, through his Food for Soul project, the aim of which is to transform food waste into gourmet food for needy communities across the globe. Watch Bottura, Mario Batali, Dominique Crenn and others discuss this very issue at a recent roundtable event in LA. Bottura is also releasing a book in late 2017, titled Bread is Gold, featuring recipes that use everyday, often wasted ingredients, from some of the worlds top chefs.
The film, which is executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and features some of the worlds best chefs – watch another clip here – recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. No word on future screenings yet, but we'll bring you more news as we have it. In the meantime enjoy this clip and start thinking about other ways that you can cut down on food waste.