Keeping food in the fridge is necessary to slow down the growth of germs and ensure that it remains fresh and safe for longer.
It is very easy to see leftover food as a problem; in fact they are best seen as ingredients. Leftovers cannot only save you money but also help to prevent unnecessary waste.
Household food , top wasted items from WRAP 2018
What a waste!
In an increasingly pressured world, with many more options that are easily available for take-away meals, there are also fewer opportunities for children to learn essential culinary skills. Whilst, in the past, cooking together as a family was very much a part of everyday life, this is much less so now.
Recent figures from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) highlight the details of household food waste in the UK in 2015. By far the highest percentage, over 40%, was food thrown away because it had either gone off or past the use by or best before date on the packaging...