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#SaveThePanettone: the initiative against waste (Knam also participates) – Italian Cuisine

Too Good To Go launches #SaveThePanettone, the initiative that will allow you to save the sweets of the Holidays. Master Ernst Knam is also contributing

According to estimates at Christmas alone in Italy over 500,000 tons of food are thrown away, with an economic loss for a single family of € 80. Just take a trip to the supermarket to realize it: although Carnival sweets have already appeared on the shelves, there are piles of unsold panettone waiting to be saved.

As? He thought about it Too Good To Go, the app that since 2015 has allowed bars and restaurants to sell food that is not sold but “too good to be thrown away” online at reduced prices.
In January, in Milan, Rome and Palermo and in over 100 shops throughout Italy, users will be able to purchase specials Magic Box containing Christmas products that need to be saved.

From 17 to 23 January, 47 stores of Carrefour Hypermarkets and Carrefour Market will join #SaveThePanettone in which the sweets of the holidays will be made available.
They also participate in the initiative Ernst and Frau Knam: from 20 January it will be possible to save Knam artisanal panettone at their respective stores in Milan. But this is not the only contribution of the king of chocolate.

"In order to raise awareness as many people as possible on the issue of food waste, we launched Remix, an eBook that can be downloaded for free from our site, which provides tips and anti-waste recipes" he declares Eugenio Sapora, Italy Country Manager of Too Good To Go.
Among the recipes, from all the countries where the app operates, there is an unmissable Ernst Knam's recipe to recycle the chocolate and nougat left over from the Holidays.

Knam chocolate and nougat mousse cake


400 g of liquid cream
300 g of nougat
300 g of powdered sugar
225 g of egg whites
200 g of dark chocolate
100 g of egg yolks
90 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
30 g of potato starch


Preheat the oven to 200 ° C and start beating the egg yolks with 100g of powdered sugar for about 5 minutes. Subsequently, whip the egg whites with the rest of the icing sugar and once done, gently mix the two compounds also incorporating the sifted cocoa and starch.

Spread the contents on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and bake for 9-10 minutes. Then, in a bowl, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and lightly whip the cream separately. Now pour the cream into the bowl containing the chocolate and mix the two compounds with the whisk until you get a mousse.

Once the marquise is out of the oven, sprinkle it with a light layer of granulated sugar and you will be ready to compose your dessert! Place the marquise base in a mold and add some coarsely crumbled pieces of nougat, taking care to cover everything with the chocolate mousse.

Leave the cake to rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator and once cold decorate the edges with chocolate chips (alternatively you can also use a dry crumbled biscuit) and cover it with a thin layer of cocoa powder and other pieces of nougat.

Halloween pumpkin: fun without waste! – Italian Cuisine


Have fun, create the perfect atmosphere for the scariest night of the year. But beware of waste! Do not throw away the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin, it can become a great product for your beauty routine


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First rule, carve the Halloween pumpkin to prepare for the scariest evening of the year. Second rule, no waste. Those are really scary!
But let's proceed in order. How are Halloween pumpkins carved? Well, it's very simple, just choose the right pumpkins, have the right tools and a good dose of imagination and dexterity.

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The size of the pumpkin. To carve it comfortably it is better to choose pumpkins large and from the peel subtle, in this way you will be able to work them more easily avoiding the risk of getting hurt.
The shape of the pumpkin. It must be the most round possible but with one flat base, so that it can stand "upright" without wobbling.
The skin of the pumpkin. When choosing your pumpkin, always remember to check that the skin does not have bruises, it must have a color uniform and homogeneous. If you are feeling particularly inspired by a pumpkin that does not have a very thin skin, we recommend that you leave it to soak in a container full of water so that the peel can soften and facilitate the following steps.

Let's move on to the practical side: carve Halloween pumpkin. Yes, but how to do it without breaking it? Also in this case it will be enough to put into practice some small tricks to create perfect and enviable Halloween pumpkins.

Arm yourself with one Bowl very large to contain the pulp, of a cutter for smaller incisions, of a knife to cut the cap, of pencils or felt-tip pens to draw the traces of the engravings and the blotting paper from the kitchen.

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Then the cap. To prepare a perfect Halloween pumpkin you will have to start cutting the cap of the pumpkin, the part where the stem is. Adjust with the design you have previously made and cut the top to create a hole of optimal size to start digging. Attention, do not remove the cap, you will need it to close your Halloween pumpkin.
Hands, spoons and knives for finishing. Here we are, it's time to completely empty the pumpkin. Take one Bowl and start filling it with pulp and seeds until you have emptied it well and cleaned of all filaments.
Engrave. Take a small, pointed and sharp knife and start following the trail of your drawings. To avoid leaving unsightly pen or pencil marks, engrave flush with the trace or just outside the edges, in this way your Halloween pumpkin will be truly perfect!
Illuminate. Take a candle, turn it on and place it in the center of the pumpkin and close with the cap!

What about the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin?

Remember the bowl you filled with pulp and seeds? Here, the time has come to use it … Yes, but not in the kitchen. Carving pumpkins do not have a particularly good pulp to eat but it is still rich in beneficial properties for our skin: it is soothing, antioxidant and emollient. With the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin you can prepare scrubs, creams and masks for face, hair and body.

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With the first colds our skin needs to be hydrated in depth and for this reason, it pumpkin scrub is the perfect remedy! Let's begin! In a bowl, pour two coffee cups filled with pumpkin puree, a teaspoon of brown sugar, two tablespoons of olive oil and 5 finely chopped pumpkin seeds. Proceed by moistening the skin and applying the scrub, massage for a few minutes. Rinse and apply your favorite moisturizer! You will feel that softness!

Face mask with Halloween pumpkin pulp
Excellent for skins fat, dry And mature. Pumpkin contains a perfect mix of natural elements that make it versatile and suitable for every need. Combine in a small bowl the quantity of a coffee cup of pureed pumpkin pulp, a teaspoon of mieie and half a jar of white yogurt. Mix all the ingredients, apply the mask and rinse with warm water after about 10-15 minutes.

Body and face are not the only ones that need more care and hydration. Let's not forget gods too hair which with the first colds tend to dry out a little more and to be less luminous. The remedy? We give it to you! Try doing this compress once a week for strong, healthy and shiny hair! Take 150 of pumpkin puree (adjust according to the length of your hair), a teaspoon of myie and one of argan oil, 2 or 3 drops of sage or lemon essential oil. Gather all the ingredients in a bowl and once they are well blended, proceed by applying the compress to previously moistened hair. Leave on for half an hour and then wash your hair as usual.
An advice: while the hair pack is in place you can take advantage of the time by applying the face mask or making yourself a regenerating scrub!

And i sow? Ah yes, don't just use them for the beauty routine. Clean them from the filaments, dry them to perfection, and arrange them on a baking sheet, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and bake them in a static oven at 150 ° for 45 minutes.

October 2021
Giulia Ferrari
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Posted on 10/30/2021


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7 good habits to reduce food waste – Italian Cuisine

7 good habits to reduce food waste

One in three Italians would use apps to buy unsold, imperfect or close to expiry food products, saving them from garbage and above all saving money. Here's what the results of a research tell us

It is a study conducted by Ipsos in collaboration with Waste Watcher International Observatory to reveal that about 4 out of 10 Italians (39%) are attentive to limit food waste and this good habit would be strengthened in the period following the lockdown: the under 35, on the other hand, would be the most committed citizens to preventing waste.

"The lockdown has imposed on Italians an accelerated course in food education and home economics, but they show that they have also well understood the implications of food waste for the health of the environment and their own", he observes Andrea Segrè, scientific director of the Waste Watcher International Observatory and founder of the campaign Zero waste, which concludes: "This is the positive legacy of the pandemic, which, however, among its tragic consequences also includes the dramatic accentuation of the food divide: the food gap that is added to economic, educational, digital and gender inequalities. Returning value to food and guaranteeing the right for all citizens remains the main road to bridge this imbalance, in Italy and in the world .

Further confirming these data is also a recent research published by the Reale Mutua Observatory and dedicated to agriculture and the new buying habits of our compatriots which states that 48% of respondents invest time to draw up a shopping list aimed at buy only the necessary foods and one in three would exploit applications that offer the possibility to buy unsold, imperfect or close to expiry agri-food products (at lower prices), saving money and saving them from the garbage!

On the subject, is the team of Phenix, a startup that facilitates the donation of expiring foods by supermarkets and industry, to provide us with useful information to prevent our incorrect daily habits from generating a huge amount of food waste: "Every year, Italians are increasingly attentive to the issue of food waste: from the latest Waste Watcher report, in fact, it emerged that over 57% of the population is more sensitive to the issue, thanks to the spread of waste surveys. In 2020, food waste was reduced by 25% compared to the previous year, going from 6.6 to 5 euros per week per person. A significant decrease which, however, still generates € 6.5 billion of waste every year. These few (but important) numbers, however, lead us to affirm that, although the path towards the goal #ZeroWaste is still far away, we're on the right path", explains Julien Fanara, country manager of Phenix Italia.

With the'Phenix app it is possible to buy, then save from waste, a box with the unsold products of the day from the shops closest to our home. Thus, in addition to helping small neighborhood businesses and saving money, it contributes to reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere: it would be enough to think that each box saved is equivalent to 2.5 kg of CO2 less.

7 useful tips to avoid wasting food

1. Be "locavori"

This term derives from the union of local And omnivorous and embraces the philosophy of good food, but at zero km. To be locavori, today, it is of fundamental importance to reduce the environmental impact and avoid waste: it is a good habit give priority to seasonal foods, perhaps produced by small farms in the area in order to reduce massive carbon dioxide emissions.

2. Don't judge by appearance

It is wrong to discard an uncared-for-looking apple because its shape is not the "conventional" one, much less a banana if it has some dark spots: it is only more ripe and sweeter. Nowadays we are used to throwing away food just because we judge it (wrongly) by its appearance, but a bite can make a difference.

3. Plan

It may seem trivial, but planning meals and always making a careful shopping list is the key to consuming responsibly and carefully. With a little imagination and organization, filling the fridge with the right foods for the week will be child's play.

4. Buy "on tap"

Prioritize products in bulk and only buy what you really need. Buying food in bulk allows us not only to avoid food waste, as we only buy the necessary quantities, but also those of the packaging.

5. The expiration dates

Although many foods can be consumed even after the expiration date indicated on the package, it is good it is normal to consume food on time and keeping an eye on the dates is essential to reduce waste. However, it is a good idea to buy foods that are close to expiry especially if we are doing a shopping that will be consumed in a short time.

6. Organize the refrigerator

Proper storage of food is essential to prevent it from deteriorating rapidly and therefore from going into the trash. It is important that food is placed in the most suitable spaces inside the refrigerator. For example: in the upper part we can keep sweets and cheeses; on the middle shelf, cooked foods, cold cuts and sauces; in the lower one, meat, fish and raw foods.

7. Talk to the shopkeepers

Chatting with the butcher can help prevent good food from ending up in the trash. For example, we can ask the shopkeeper which foods are close to expiry to take them home, perhaps saving money, and eat them before they go bad!

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels.

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