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Imperfect U: How to Reduce Food Waste at Home

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Reducing food waste starts in your kitchen and we’re here to help you do your part! 

We teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef and author of Notes From a Young Black Chef Kwame Onwuachi to share practical tips for reducing food waste in your life. 

To help you fight food waste in your kitchen, Chef Kwame shares: 

  • A faster way to turn vegetable scraps into a delicious broth
  • Tips for making pickles at home 
  • Ideas for what to do with carrot tops

Class is in session with Chef Kwame, so get ready to learn how to be a food waste warrior.

Be sure to check out Kwame’s other videos: How to Master Meal Prep and Saving Time in the Kitchen


  • NaTasha
    August 19, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Wow! What great ideas. I have been adding my fruit and veggie scraps to my compost but these ideas are even better. I will try all three of these real soon. Thank you Chef and Imperfect!

  • zach
    August 19, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Curious about weight proportions for pickling of the four brine ingredients.
    Great video, thanks!

  • Monica Demler
    August 20, 2020 at 12:14 am

    So simple, just needed the reminder of other ways to use up my “extras”. Thanks

    • Imperfect Foods
      August 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      We hope it helps! 💚

  • Kristen
    August 20, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Great ideas, thanks!

  • Damita Pearson
    August 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Yes!!! I’m gonna make veggie broth and cherry jam!!!

  • David
    August 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Are there proportions for the water, salt, vinegar, and sugar to use for pickling veggies?


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