Gourmet chef cooks up a storm

Eat fresh: Mayor Michael O’Reilly picks out some fresh fruit and vegetables while shopping. Picture: Supplied

THE Food for Thought Mini Fair will plant itself at the Frankston Arts Centre this weekend, offering guests tips and tricks for clean eating and making good environmental choices.

Host of SBS program Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans will be the drawcard of the event.

“Wasted food has a big impact on your hip pocket and the environment,” the mayor Michael O’Reilly said.

 “The Gourmet Farmer, Matthew Evans will kick off the event as our special guest speaker with tips on creating great meals that are good for the environment, as well as for you. 

“Around 40 per cent of the average household garbage bin is avoidable food waste. This is food that was bought and prepared with the intention of being eaten, but wasn’t consumed. What a waste. When food is thrown in the bin it’s sent to landfill. Because of the way food waste breaks down in landfill it can create methane, a greenhouse gas, which contributes to climate change.”

The free event will be on 1 June. Mr Evans will hold a cooking demonstration at 10am, with the mini fair kicking off at 11am.

Bookings for the demonstration at artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or by phoning 9784 1060.

First published in the Frankston Times – 27 May 2019

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