These Inedible Food Scraps Are Perfect for Composting

The zero-waste food movement is gaining momentum, and it couldn’t happen soon enough. After all, approximately 30 to 40 percent of the food supply is wasted in the U.S., according to the FDA estimations, meaning it’s thrown away, spoils, or otherwise fails to make its way into mouths and bellies. And given that recent findings suggest that more than one-third of man-made greenhouse gas emissions come from food systems, cutting down on food waste could go a long way in saving the planet.

With news this disconcerting, it’s little wonder that chefs like Ryan Moore of Sababa in Washington, D.C. are making it their mission to reduce their footprint when it comes to food waste. “From our waste oil from fryers being recycled into biofuel to repurposing scraps into menu items, we find a way to turn the most basic parts of an ingredient into something our customers

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Menu from 1913 found during refurbishment

Builders in the English city of Liverpool have unwittingly uncovered a piece of culinary and local history when an intact menu from 1913 fell from the ceiling during a renovation project.

The menu, dated Wednesday January 15 1913 and branded “Yamen Café and Tea Rooms,” was among a number of artifacts discovered in the rafters of the Leaf café on Bold Street, central Liverpool, last week.

Other items included a waiter’s hat with “Yamen” embroidered on the rim, instructions for the English card game of whist and bottles.

Leaf founder and owner Natalie Haywood told CNN Thursday that the discovery was “mind blowing” and almost “creepy” — given that Leaf itself sells speciality teas, like its predecessor.

The items, she said, were found in the rafters of the mezzanine, which she had previously used as an office space and was being transformed into a private event space.

“Down came fluttering

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‘Mukbang’ binge-eating kink videos are now illegal in China

The internet’s “mukbang” trend is toast.

China has made the decision to outlaw overt gluttony in public and on social media, which also targets Chinese mukbangers who gorge on camera to the enjoyment of millions of culinary kink fans around the world. Legislators introduced the proposal late last year as part of President Xi Jinping’s campaign against food waste in China and around the world.

Censors have already removed such content from Chinese social media sites, Vice News has reported, such as TikTok’s Douyin, a video-sharing platform exclusively for Chinese users.

Under the new law, according to China’s congressional website, fines of up to 100,000 Chinese yuan (about $15,500) could be issued to media platforms and publishers who disseminate content featuring “large amounts of eating, overeating” and food waste otherwise.

Restaurants and catering groups which attempt to promote “or mislead consumers to order excessive meals and cause obvious

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