Every year in the UK we throw away seven million tonnes of food and drink from our homes, of which more than half could have been eaten.
Brimful of Hasha is a new blog promoting hash as a solution to combating food waste. The versatile dish is a humble hero of the kitchen used in many forms across the World as a way of recycling old meals into new meals, saving households money and saving the planet at the same time.
And we’re not just talking about the distinguished hash dishes. Hashing leftovers – a process of bungling up protein, starch, vegetables and flavouring – has existed for centuries and is a tremendously liberating way of clearing out the kitchen for the next shop.
That’s why this is a purposely unconventional food blog. It doesn’t waste time with exact measurements or use wanky cooking terms such as ‘sweet bell peppers’ where ‘peppers’ will do or ‘freshly milled black pepper and coarse rock salt’ when nothing more than ‘season with salt and pepper’ is required.
The point is to keep you out of the supermarket, not send you to it, so if you don’t have the exact ingredients either elaborate or carry on regardless. It probably won’t make much odds in the end.