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Five tips on how not to throw food away

Five tips on how not to throw food away

There are two main reasons that make people think twice when wasting food. The first is that it wastes money and the second is that it pollutes the planet unnecessarily and wastes resources. Every year, hundreds of tons of edible food are wasted in the European Union. The main sources are the horeca sector, the food industry and households. In the EU, the largest percentage – around 54% of the annual...

Dyeing Easter eggs with natural dyes

Dyeing Easter eggs with natural dyes

The tradition of dyeing eggs started in the past. Although an abundance of synthetic egg dyes and decorations can be found in shops nowadays, once upon a time quite ordinary food products and ingredients were used to achieve certain colours. The following dyes can be used at home: • For a red or pink colour, the most appropriate are beetroot,...

The festive meal and what's left behind

The festive meal and what's left behind

It makes sense that at this time of the year a lot of people, spurred by the momentum of gift shopping, buy more food than they can eat.. Around 670,000 tonnes of food is wasted in Bulgaria every year, with the average amount of food thrown away around Christmas and New Year increasing by 20-30% compared to the rest of the time. Approximately the same was confirmed by...

10 tricks to extend the life of food

10 tricks to extend the life of food

Traditionally, every year in the last hours of the old year we take stock of what we have achieved. Often we review the old list of goals we set for ourselves on January 1 and, despite our best intentions, sigh with relief to find that we have to re-write goals like "eat healthy," "don't give my money away for crap," and "help others" on the list for the new...