Massimo Bottura: There is no food waste, just different food
Iva Gruden, 5th June 2017
Ljubljana, 5. 6. 2017 – When I heard Massimo Bottura is coming to Ljubljana, I thought it was a joke. One of the best chefs in the world? Coming to Ljubljana one random Friday to open the Week of no food waste? Turns out, it was no joke at all, but in fact a fantastic day, full of inspiration, charisma and promise for a great future of world as well as Slovenian food.
Massimo Bottura, one of the best chefs in the world opening the Week of no food waste in Ljubljana
“There is no food waste, just different food,” was one of the thoughts Massimo shared with Ljubljana crowd at the Open kitchen street food market while admiring all the food being cooked on the spot, from vegan to full on meat. To illustrate his point, the organisers of the Week of no food waste prepared a chock-full week long programme of culinary workshops, zero waste menus in selected Slovenian restaurants, as well as a bundle of online material with pro-tips and recipes on how to reduce food waste in households and beyond. “Food has become the it subject, the talk of all talks, but at the same time we’re throwing so much of it away. We’re determined to turn this trend around and come up with even more solutions in the restaurant business on how to eliminate food waste. If we achieve that everyone starts talking about the issue, that they pause in front of their fridges and think through what they’re going to do with the ingredients instead of trashing them, we’ve achieved a lot. Slovenia, don’t waste this opportunity,” pointed out chef Luka Jezeršek, the main organiser of Week of no food waste in Slovenia.
Boštjan Napotnik and Luka Jezeršek opening the Week of no food waste.
Massimo Bottura: “There is no food waste, just different food.”
All Slovenian media listened to Massimo’s inspiring words about the zero food waste future and chefs’ roles in it.
After the opening speech it was time ti visit colleagues at the Open kitchen street food market: first, JB …
… then Luka Košir from Brunarica Grič …
… and also taste great Slovenian craftbeer with the Open kitchen crew selfie. 🙂
As Massimo Bottura said: “I am not the revolution – we are.”
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