How this pizza place is combating food waste
Want to help fight America’s huge food waste problem? It could be as simple as eating pizza.
Austin restaurant Bufalina prepared a special meal for the first day of SXSW Eco– a pizza topped with food destined for the dumpster.
“It’s perfectly edible food ― it’s just aesthetically, it might not look beautiful,” Bufalina owner Steven Dilley told HuffPo. “We look at the appearance of a vegetable, but many times that bears very little relationship to taste.”
Bufalina hopes to raise awareness about the 40 percent of American produce that goes uneaten. Though the meal was for a one-time event, Chef Tyreece Burton says he’s excited to see more and more people cut down on waste and turn to “ugly” produce — and, thankfully, it’s not the only restaurant to incorporate “ugly” food into its recipes.
“Looking at these supposedly ugly vegetables as potential food ― the whole movement is going to continue to grow,” Burton said.
“There are going to be a lot more chefs proud to say they’re serving the kind of stuff that most people would throw away, which I think is really awesome.”[/subheader]
We think so, too!