Waste Free Kitchen and Discovering Sicily

  • Fri
    Feb 12
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Waste Free Kitchen HandbookHow about changing the way we eat and positively impacting our pocketbooks as well as the environment?  The average household of four spends about $120/month on food that is not eaten.  We throw away tons of food each day in commercial establishments.  Countless products that are still edible, but past their sell or use by dates are tossed out recklessly.  Our society wastes more food/capita than any other country in the world.

Dana Gunders, a scientist from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has written a simple, easy-to-use guide, the Waste Free Kitchen Handbook, and I'll talk with her during the first segment of this week's show.  

Also, a shout out to the folks at Organic Matters Cafe as they are working to not only reduce kitchen and consumer waste, but their lofty goal is to get as close as possible to zero waste.  If anyone knows of other restaurant efforts like this one locally, please tell me.

Liliana at a market in SicilyI think we need a bit of warmth on this snowy day so in the show's second segment I'll visit with Liliana Rosano, who lives in Fairfield.   For several months each year, though,she and her family return to her native Sicily.  Liliana writes for numerous publications including Il Gambero Rosso, about food, Italians/Sicilians abroad, and her first book will be published in Italy this Spring.  The book, Sicilia e Mytho, is part travel guide, memoir, and, of course, includes her take on the amazing foods of Sicily. 

Sicilia e MitoGet ready to dream of warm days by the sea, blood orange groves, amazing open air markets, and a society of generous people with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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