Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will throw out almost 200 million pounds of turkey. (NRDC). Food waste is a huge problem globally, all year round. Let’s zoom in on some fun, not so depressing facts about left-overs.
1. One of the first cookbooks devoted to leftovers was commissioned by a refrigerator company (of course!)
2. Thanks to the Great Depression and World War I, eating leftovers became fashionable, motivating home-makers and chefs to transform left-overs in to a completely new dish.
3. In the beautiful island of British Guyana, locals prepare the most sumptuous dish, Pepperpot, that can be re-heated over several days and it gets tastier and tastier!
Pepperpot Recipe http://www.