Food & Drink (183)
The world’s most expensive doggy bag
In Germany, nearly 11 tons of food is thrown away every year. A restaurant in Hamburg has decided to tackle this problem in their very own way by putting a sign on tables informing visitors that they will pay a fine for their unfinished meal (€1 per 50 grams).
Why it matters
In times where a considerable proportion of the global population suffers from hunger or malnutrition, is this is a good way of reminding people of their actions? Is imposing a fine enough to make us more conscious of our disposable and wasteful ways?
Zéro Gâchis’ application connects consumers with retailers offering discounts to reduce food waste.
Merchants who have products close to the expiry date in stock can sell it with enticing price reductions, while consumers will be alerted to the price cuts in real-time.
Onsen Tamagos (jap.) – or Hot Spring Eggs – are boiled at around 68 degrees Celsius the temperature naturally found in Japanese hot springs. This cooking technique is now being replicated and the eggs are the new must-have ingredient in the haute cuisine world. The super smooth texture makes the egg (especially the runny yolk) a special taste experience.