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[email] I had to agree with all the comments on tonight's
programme. I never, ever go shopping without a list. And I stick to the list. Rarely do I impulse buy and that way I hardly
ever throw food away - in fact its a rarity.
The problem as I see it is, there is just too much
available on the supermarket shelves.
You see something and say to yourself that would be good. You go home, it goes in the fridge then you
find you dont have time to cook it properly.
Getting home from work you want something quick and easy and just reach
for a packet of pizza! Maybe thats why
there is a growing problem with obesity.
[email] I am a catering manager in a primary school in Bradford
and one of my biggest battles is getting the children to eat the food on their
plate, I have been a chef in restaurants for 25 years before I went into school
catering, everything I produce is cooked to a restaurant standard but I feel
children are still on the McDonalds ideal, if you have to chew it I can't be
bothered, it would be great if we could educate the children to appreciate the
flavours and textures involved in good food, Jamie Oliver did a good job
highlighting the rubbish school children were being fed but I feel this is
being wasted by the amount they are wasting by not eating the food being
provided by competent caterers.
[email] I would just like to say that we need to use a
bit of common sense and not just go by use by dates, and best before dates,
which to a lot of people who haven’t experienced working alongside our mums in
the kitchen and buying food, and learning to make the best of what we have,
throw away things totally unnecessary.
As was shown on Food and Drink on BBC 2 this
evening, we need to learn and teach the younger generation, skills in the
kitchen, and when shopping, to buy what is right for your family, and to plan
meals if necessary, rather than impulse buy.
I was taught to cook by my mum and could cook at
10 years old a roast dinner, and nothing was wasted, and I don’t like to waste
anything myself, so try to regularly look in the fridge, and in the freezer,
and add sauces and various herbs to make things tasty, and make a shopping list
for the weekly shop, or write things down as and when they run out.
Mr Angry from Plymouth