In the UK we throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food a year - that's a third of all the food we buy, and a fifth of our total domestic waste. And about half of it could be eaten.
Kate Colquhoun shows how to make your food go much, much further than you thought possible. On her mission to use up leftovers, wrinkly fruit and past-it veg, she includes modern, tasty recipes for:
Kate Colquhoun is the author of A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton (2003). It was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. She reviews regularly for the Daily Telegraph and has written for The Times, the Financial Times, BBC History Magazine, Saga Magazine, The (RHS) Garden and Country Life Magazine.