In August, I introduced a few ways to reduce food loss. Today, I would like to introduce a way to reduce food waste. You may think that “reducing food loss” and “reducing food waste” are the same. Yes, the two may be the same in a broad sense. However, I would like to regard “reducing food waste” as an initiative of using what is generally not used, while “reducing food loss” is a way to prevent food which is supposed to be eaten from being throwing away.
Food and Agriculture
Value Chain Development
On 24 July 2021, in an on-line workshop organized by Better International Cooperation (BIC), a Japan-based not-for-profit organization, our global mom, Yasuko, presented on agricultural value chain development.
Bread’s mission and destiny
Bread’s mission on the earth is to give energy and nutrition to human beings, so it should be fresh. How fresh does bread have to be in a bakery or café?
In my diary dated 10 July 2021, I introduced a nearby café selling carrots with bruises, which cannot be sold at the wholesale market in Japan where quality control is ‘beary’ strict. I bought some damaged carrots at the café. How did I cook them? You will see what I transformed them into. Scroll down, please!
Let’s reduce food loss!
The other day, I passed by a café near my apartment. Intrigued by carrots in a carton in front of the café, I stopped and read the notice on the box.
On 6th February, I participated in a cooking event called “Cooking Challenge,” which was organized by the Rotary Club in Rome. The event was held at a vocational school for hotel management in the outskirts of Rome. When I arrived there, students dressed in uniforms welcomed me at the reception.
The EEN family is everywhere! (2)
Did you read the latest post of Bobby’s Diary? I wrote about a pizza and barbecue party in my neighborhood, which was a ‘beary’ good opportunity to expand my EEN family. At the party, we all got intrigued with the tattoos of the Italian man.
The EEN family is everywhere! (1)
EEN stands for the Economic Empowerment Network. EEN is pronounced “ee (ii)-en.” In Japanese, “ee (ii)” means “good,” and “en” has two meanings: the first is “human relationships” or a bond decided by fate; the second is “circle.” Today, let me introduce an “EEN” that has been established in the community where I (= Bobby) and the EEN founder, our global mom (= Yasuko) live.
Art of Vegetables
The other day, I went to a French restaurant in Tokyo. Look at this! Isn’t it so beautiful? It is a terrine made with different vegetables. My friend and I tried to count how many kinds of vegetables were used in the vegetable art: broccoli; cauliflower; cucumber; okra; haricot bean; spinach; white leek; mushroom; baby corn…..
As sushi has been adapted …
Look! The green sushi rolls wrapped in sliced avocado are named Green Samurai in a Japanese restaurant in Liberia. The ones on the right are named Crazy Special. Is it because the spiky decoration looks crazy?