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A little trick to treat all the family
Thursday 29th October, 2009

A little trick to treat all the family
The Love Food, Hate Waste Halloween event in full swing.

Gallimore’s resident chef, Peppe Talio, brought a taste a magic to the Grand Arcade with complimentary pumpkin; soup, cakes and pasties.

Event organisers, Wigan Council’s Love Food Hate Waste team, brought the talented chef on board to demonstrate how much food we waste whilst preparing for the annual Halloween festivities.

Stunned shoppers tucked into the pumpkin feast and thoroughly enjoyed the sumptuous delights daring to recreate the dishes at home.

“Waste not, want not” Nana always said. And she was right. Blow the cobwebs off your cauldron and cook up a storm in the kitchen this witching weekend, using all the leftovers.

Feed the four of your favourite fiends a Sorcerer’s Soup:

400g raw pumpkin (the inside you normally hollow out and throw away)
2 Medium size carrots
1 Stick of celery
1 Medium onion
1 Medium old potato
Black pepper
1.5 litre vegetable stock (low salt)

The soup was cleverly created by Shirley Skinley, one of the council’s Healthy Business Advisors. It is low in salt, fat, saturated fats and sugars.

Commenting on food waste Paul Prescott, Cabinet member for Lifestyles says: “The event was brilliant, great food and great company which addressed a very serious issue, which I feel really hit home with shoppers.

“Research reveals 6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year.
“We must work together to reduce the amount of food we throw away which will benefit us as a customer by saving money and reducing the amount of food sent to landfill which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit the environment.

“If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the C02 impact would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 5 cars off the road.”

For more further information, hints and tips on how to use up leftovers log on to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com or call 0808 100 2040.

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