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Dundee Flower and Food Festival gets hairy

Dundee Flower and Food Festival gets hairy

Love Food Hate Waste was delighted to sponsor the demonstration kitchen at this year’s Dundee Flower and Food Festival.

The fantastic weather drove record numbers to the event at Camperdown Country Park, which showcased the best
in food, horticulture and live

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead MSP used the event
to launch Scottish Food and Drink fortnight, while public health minister, Shona Robison unveiled a new healthy eating initiative for schoolchildren.

The highlight of the show was the Love Food Hate Waste demonstration kitchen which drew in the masses. The weekend’s head chef Jacqueline O’Donnell compèred a packed cookery demonstration programme, welcoming television’s The Hairy Bikers; Scotland Food and Drink’s Young Chef of the Year, Alan Robertson and Geoffrey Smeddle of the Michelin starred Peat Inn restaurant in Fife.

Love Food Hate Waste’s Jenny Sim grabbed the Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave, and asked them for their top tips to help us make the most of our food and save some money.

**Love Food Hate Waste recommends that when sun-bathing you wear a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF 20+)!

Also, Scottish households throw out 566,000 tonnes of food waste a year. Of this, more than two-thirds (69%) is avoidable – it could have been eaten if it was planned, stored, prepared or managed better. More than half of all avoidable food waste is thrown out untouched – i.e. as whole units – and much is still in its packaging.

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