Turkey trash

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turkey1 A very friendly coworker brought me some sweet potato pie today.  Traveling with my dad and sister for Thanksgiving was fun, but I have to admit I missed all the traditional foods.  Especially the pie.  I was kind of surprised at first that she still had pie, a full week later.  But when I think about it, nearly every family I know makes huge meals for Thanksgiving and the leftovers are just as much a part of the ritual as the meal itself.  Jonathan Bloom over at Wasted Food wrote about this on nytimes.com before the holiday and today responded to some of the questions generated by readers.

One of the topics discussed is food rescue, or restaurants that donate left over food to the hungry.  New York is home to one of the best food rescue programs in the world, City Harvest.  This reminds me that I’ve been meaning to post more about their incredible work.  I heard a rumor that the City Harvest founders got the idea for their nonprofit after ordering potato skins at a restaurant and learning that the rest of the potato ended up in the trash.  I’ll see if I can verify that for you before the New Year.

Turkey photo via igourmet.com

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4 Responses to “Turkey trash”

  1. goddessjaz Says:

    I’m so happy you enjoyed the pie! Thanksgiving is a big deal in my family and we always have so much food leftover! Everyone takes food with them and it seems to disappear into good homes and mouths but it’s important to me to make sure that the wealth is spread. We are so fortunate here and always have an abundance. Thanksgiving for me is a time to give thanks for the blessings we have and to share those blessings with others. Take more pie!

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Thanks, Jaz!

  3. esther Says:

    can you freeze the potatoeskins and the pie? I usually freeze parts of pies, cakes etc…;

  4. everydaytrash Says:

    Yes, the freezer is a leftover’s friend!

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