According to Greener Scotland, we throw away an estimated 2.6 million slices of bread every day – in Scotland alone!
In our attempt to combat food waste, Food Sharing distributes tonnes of rescued bread every year from shops and bakeries. On Saturday 25th November Food Sharing celebrated this effort with our own Bake Off; raising awareness with a cooking competition and food sustainability games. Contestants were tasked with transforming rescued stale bread into a culinary delight, judged by a panel and with exiting prices for the winner – a Great Bread Bake Off, nonetheless!
The day also included many other fun food waste related activities and games, such as – guess the weight of the bread – as well as other food waste games, making upcycled Christmas crafts and live music by the Edinburgh University DrumSoc!
A big thank you to our ‘breadsperts’ Charlie Hanks from Bread Share and Colin Lindsay from Bread in Fife for judging the competition, and congratulations to the winners Pela for her delicious bread and chocolate crisps, and Marie-Ann for her yummy fruity bread and butter pudding!
We were very impressed with the creativity and skill that went into creating the dishes and incredibly thankful for the effort put into the event by the contestants, and an especially big thank you to the Bake Off team and Liv Sletten who coordinated the event!