Council launches free cookbook and videos to help residents cut back on food waste

Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019

Want to eat well on a budget but lack ideas in the kitchen? Do you frequently find yourself throwing away leftover food from the fridge or not knowing what to do with surplus fruit and veg? Well Rochford District Council may be able to help, with its new cookbook.

With funding from Essex County Council’s Public Health grant, the District Council has launched a new free cookbook, Eat Well, Waste Less, packed with tips and recipes to help residents make meals go further, reduce the amount of food they throw away and in turn save money!

From smoothies and soup, to pies and bread and butter pudding, the recipes can be whipped up using simple ingredients that won’t break the bank and encourage people to be savvy when it comes to planning meals, buying and storing food.

To compliment the book the council will be releasing a number of short videos on YouTube featuring members of staff recreating some of the recipes, our 1 minute smoothie is the first to be launched and is available on our Facebook page and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX6zynJJI1w&feature=youtu.be

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Community, Cllr Mike Webb, said: "Food waste is still a big challenge for households, we are all guilty of buying too much and having to throw out food because it is past its best.

"As well as including sustainable recipe ideas, the book has top tips on reducing food waste and advice for freezing food”.

For your free copy of the cookbook please email communications@rochford.gov.uk or send us a message via our social media platforms, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter.