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Why Does Food Waste Matter?

In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40 percent of available food is wasted. With the seeming abundance of food all around us, it’s hard to imagine the impact that food waste has to our community. Reducing food waste could not only help to feed thousands of hungry people but it could also minimize the impact to climate change, reduce what ends up at our landfills and increase food security.


Sunday, April 28, 2-5 p.m.

Devil’s Foot Beverage Company’s The Mule taproom
131 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville 28803

Some of our favorite regional Chefs will share creative dishes made from foods and components we might otherwise throw away. Guests can sample the three competing bites and vote for their favorite to crown the third Taste It Don’t Waste It champion!

Participating Chefs include:
DJ’s Pickles – Chef owner Don Paleno
Bridge & Tunnel Coffee Company – Partner Chef Bobby Nagelberg
Goldfinch Cocktails & Kitchen – Head Chef Corey Ballentine

Please RSVP! Suggested donation: $10-$20

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"Who cares if a carrot has a slight bend? They’re all the same when they end up on the plate."
– Tristam Stuart
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
– Michael Pollan
"Many of the items that we consider “waste” are culinary staples in other cultures because people have found a way to make them delicious through good cooking."
– Dan Barber
"Food production is the single biggest cause of deforestation. The single biggest cause of water extraction. The single biggest cause of habitat loss and biodiversity loss. Meanwhile, one third of all of that impact is going on to produce food that ends up being wasted."
– Wasted!
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