29 October 2013

GUEST BLOG: More for less

By guest blogger CHRIS YOUNG

CGF is partnering up with Love Food Hate Waste, aka LFHW, and Recycling For Greater Manchester to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste via free cookery classes. Not only will it help the environment, it will also help our purses!

We had a full house of participants at the Hub community centre in Altrincham last Wednesday where we talked about how to reduce waste and how we can achieve this in our homes, how to store food correctly, how to understand Best Before and Use By Dates, how planning your meals reduces food waste, and how to cook up the food in your cupboards and fridge before the food’s due dates.  

The chef Maz engaged everyone in the discussion and so much was also learned from the participants’ questions and shared ideas. Halfway through, everyone was divided into groups to write down what they have in their cupboards (maybe even things they didn’t know what to do with), and then came up with ideas of what dishes could be made out of it!

The participants also got to make and eat a truly tasty tagine, served up with mash - perfect for the autumnal weather!

See the Facebook page for more photos from this session.

The FREE cookery sessions continue around Greater Manchester, with CGF and LFHW off to Oldham this evening. See our website for dates and details.

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