Avoid Food Waste This Christmas

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Christmas is a peak time for food waste. People can stock-buy even though the shops are only closed for one day or because they want to spend time with friends and family instead of shopping.

To avoid throwing out food, what not try out some delicious recipes in the 12 Days of Christmas – Recipes Book by renowned Chef Catherine Fulvio. The book was produced as part of a joint initiative by Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils funded by the Local Authority Prevention Network.

The booklet has lots of recipes for leftover turkey, pastas, couscous and smoked salmon as well as the delicious sounding Christmas Pudding Ice Cream – just imagine that with some hot brandy sauce. Yum. As well as recipes, there are helpful tips about avoiding food waste and freezing food.


Recipes to help you make the most of your Christmas Menus

Cover of 12 Days of Christmas Recipes

About the Local Authority Prevention Network

The Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) is a cooperative programme between the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Waste Prevention Programme and local authorities in Ireland. LAPN aims to build capacity in local authorities for promoting waste prevention at a local and grassroots level for the benefit of their regions.

Begun in 2010, LAPN follows on from the successful completion of the Local Authority Prevention Demonstration (LAPD) Programme (2006 – 2009) which also involved a range of waste prevention projects around Ireland.

The network acts as a mechanism to engage with local authorities directly in implementing waste prevention and resource efficiency projects both within their own organisation’s activities and throughout their functional areas. They are accomplishing this by either piloting new prevention initiatives locally and/or promoting other National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) projects in their areas.

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