Staff, 2022-08-13 02:00:00,
If you love cooking, you probably hate throwing perfectly good food away. Whether it’s the high cost of such waste or the shame of not being able to put those extras to good use, tossing extra ingredients or leftovers never feels good… and yet, so many of us are guilty of doing it.
In fact, according to a Harris poll (conducted with Omaha Steaks), nearly half of the country throws out fresh meat every month.
Since you should be making delicious, nourishing foods in the kitchen and using every great ingredient to its fullest capacity (so you’re not breaking the bank!), here are some expert tips from working chefs on the best ways to avoid food waste in your own kitchen. Read on for their genius tips, tricks, and hacks for using every last scrap, and next, don’t miss The Most Popular Items at Costco Right Now.
First things first, don’t overbuy ingredients to begin with!
“Please read the complete recipe before you start cooking,” says Chef Rhonda Plummer of Cater2uSF. “It’s also a wise idea to prep everything. Do all the chopping, then put those ingredients to the side as you gather the remaining items. This will help keep things in order, prevent burning, and make cooking easier.” Plus, it will help you not waste ingredients from the very start.
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