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World Food Day 

LET'S INVEST IN A CULTURE OF VALUE AND WORK TOGETHER TO GROW, NOURISH AND SUSTAIN A JUST FOOD SYSTEM WHEREBY ALL CAN THRIVE.

Every Day has to be World Food Day
The future of food is in our hands 

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Did you know...

More than 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet,
About 2 million people are overweight or obese due to a poor diet,
The world's agri-food system currently employs 1 billion people,
The world's food systems are currently responsible for more than 33% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions,
14% of the world's food is lost due to inadequate harvesting, handling, storage, and transit, and 17% is wasted at the consumer level?

The future of food is in our hand.

Let's Take Action for Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.

World Food Day, Every Day Calendar
by Food for Soul & Refettorio projects from around the world

We have filled this annual Food Day calendar with monthly tips and resources to keep your kitchens sustainable and help us save food from waste. Looking ahead we will be populating the calendar with fun facts and global days you can take action. Browse the calendar and follow our main events live!

World Food Day 2020

“I really hope we will soon be able to implement a system that enhances relationships, respectful of the processes, of the individual products and, above all, of the people. The act of cooking as well as that of feeding oneself must become an ethical choice, not just of taste. Let’s start asking us where our food comes from, what its past is, but also how we see its future. It’s important to be resourceful with ingredients, not be wasteful, to have respect for the food that we prepare but also the food we eat daily.  When we change this mindset, we can get the most out of the energy and resources that go into producing our food system.  We can invite innovation and processes that are not only ethical but healthy and equitable for people and the planet.”

Massimo Bottura

Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. 
Our actions are our future. 
#FoodHeroes

Our food system depends on each of us. 

This World Food Day, join the global movement to create a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all.  Take action wherever you can - at home, work, school or in your community - to raise awareness, share ideas and empower others to understand the value and interconnectedness of our food system. 

We have the greatest opportunity to transform these challenges into opportunities that will offer a new set of sustainable practices and holistic networks.  The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals provide us with a set of unified goals to achieve, full of actions to eradicate poverty, hunger, isolation and inequality.  

THIS WORLD FOOD DAY LET'S INVEST IN A CULTURE OF VALUE AND WORK TOGETHER TO GROW, NOURISH AND SUSTAIN A JUST FOOD SYSTEM WHEREBY ALL CAN THRIVE. 

Kitchen Memories

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To celebrate and raise awareness, our partner UNEP will be looking for your
inspiring Kitchen Memories to share on social media that can help get others
to take action and make better choices for our environment and food system.

By sharing "Kitchen Memories" from our Family and our Refettorios we invite people to share memories, tips and ideas from their kitchen that help promote and take actions of sustainability for the health of the planet and well-being of people.

THINK. Wasting food is often a subconscious act. You might think it's not something you do, but check out these facts and you'll realise there's so much food going to waste, some of it might actually be coming from you!

EAT. Take inspiration from our recipes, follow the tips from our chefs and share your kitchen memories with us. 

 

SAVE. Help us achieve SDG's Goal #12.3, commit to an Act of Change and Love for people and the planet and inspire others around you to do the same!

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Think. Eat. Save.

Think.Eat.Save, is a partnership between UNEP and FAO contributing to the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the One Planet Network, to raise awareness of global and local food waste and how to reduce its impact.

We hope to be a place of inspiration, where you can Learn, Share, and Act, starting in the kitchen - cooking with love, for people and the planet.

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1. Think 

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2. Eat.

Kitchen Memories from our Refettorios

Here are some examples of tips and recipes from our Refettorios:

"Tomato and sardine pasta"
By Refettorio Felix
This recipe of 'Sardine and tomato pasta' by Refettorio’s Head Chef Clio evokes memories of childhood with her family in the sunshine.
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"Yucatecan fried pumpkin"
By Refettorio Mérida
'Yucatecan Fried Pumpkin’ is a special dish for people in Mérida, as "it is part of the traditional culinary options of every Yucatecan mother. The taste, smell and texture spread the memory of the mothers and the whole family sharing a meal together."
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"Minestra Maritata" with potato peels
By Refettorio Made in Cloister
“'Minestra maritata’ with potato peels” is a recipes from the Neapolitan tradition - “one of those recipes that can make you feel at home, and it is an extraordinary feeling.”
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"Parmentier de viande"
By Refettorio Paris
This delicious “Parmentier” has been prepared with leftover meat but, as the Chef of the Refettorio pointed out, “the recipe can be adapted with other vegetables and vegetables scrap - it is perfect because it allows you to clean the refrigerator."
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Tips
By Refettorio Lima
Diego Munoz and Refettorio Lima shared some suggestions on how to join forces for a better future. 
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Bread
By Refettorio Antoniano
Every Monday night, the careful hands of Johnny prepare freshly-baked bread for guests and volunteers, inviting them to sit together around the same table.
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Kitchen Memory from 

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Fresh Ideas for using up stale bread
By Grundig Respect Food
At Respect Food, we are all about saving food to save the planet. We are particularly obsessed with making the most from the humble loaf
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3. Save.

Action 1 - TAKE ACTION

Explore what tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily kitchen routine. Read the "Sustainable Tips in the Kitchen: a better future starts at home" in collaboration with 

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Action 2 - JOIN THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT


Action 2:  Join the Global Movement

Help us achieve SDG's Goal #12.3, commit to an Act of Change and Love for people and the planet and inspire others around you to do the same!

  1. Put your chef's hat on, take inspShare, share, share! Post your creations on social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove and #KitchenMemories  or tagging Food for Soul, invite your friends and loved ones to submit their own recipes and help us spread the love.

  2. Submit your recipe with a picture and the story behind it, tell us why Cooking is an Act of Love for you, and we will share it here for everyone to enjoy it.

  3. Share, share, share! Post your creations on social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove or tagging Food for Soul, invite your friends and loved ones to submit their own recipes and help us spread the love.

 

 

Action 3:  Get Involved 

  • Take inspiration from Massimo Bottura's Passatelli in broth or from the many recipes from Bread is Gold and become a more conscious consumer and cook.

  • Become a volunteer 

  • Donate 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Share with us your Kitchen Memories and tell us about your act of love for people and the planet.