Sponsored by a number of local authorities, Catherine Fulvio is hosting a summer cookery demonstration to demonstrate how to make the most of barbecues without food waste. Preparing more food than can be eaten is a waste of food, time and money, and barbecues are often a culprit.
With more people choosing to barbecue and dine outdoors this summer, Catherine shows how — with a little bit of preparation and planning — you can cook an amazing barbecue for your guests while producing less food waste, while also taking some pressure off you as a host.
Food waste can soar in the summer. As temperatures rise it can be tricky to stop food spoiling, especially as a barbecue can go on for a whole afternoon or evening. An oft-overlooked fact is that around one-third of all food produced is lost or wasted, which contributes 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Irish households produce over 250,000 tonnes of food waste per year, at a cost of €700 per household.
Catherine Fulvio is delighted to be involved in this campaign, as reducing food waste is something that she holds close to her heart. “In this collaboration, I am delighted to have teamed up a total of 14 County Councils to host a cookery demonstration, sharing some easy delicious recipes and helpful hints on how to make the most of your food when having a barbecue and dining outdoors this summer, and avoid food waste.
“My first golden rule when hosting a barbecue or outdoor summer dining is to think about how many people I will be entertaining, and to plan the menu to ensure I have just enough food to satisfy all my guests. To enhance my guests’ overall experience, I ensure they enjoy the food at its best: fresh from the fridge and hot off the barbecue!”
Catherine will have lots of hacks, ideas and recipe suggestions to share in her cookery demonstration, which will premier on Thursday 17th June at 8pm on your local County Council’s Facebook page and on the StopFoodWaste page.