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The Disco Soup Cookbook

🖋 Valentina 📅 April 26, 2022

The Disco Soup cookbook is an activist tool dedicated to global eaters who want to be actively part of the fight against climate change and food waste.  Through insights on the worldwide food waste situation, about 100 recipes by activists of World Disco Soup Day and inspiring stories of special products, farmers and fishermen, the reader is invited to rediscover the value of food, its cultural heritage. Food is not a commodity and it cannot be wasted.

What is World Disco Soup Day? 
On World Disco Soup Day, organizers, attendees, and chefs will collect, chop, and cook leftover food or any food that would otherwise go to waste, such as ‘ugly’ fruits and vegetables (the products which do not conform to commercial aesthetic standards). During the preparations, and for a long while after, music will be pumping and everyone will be dancing! It is a fun, gastronomic and musical event that brings together young people, students, children, seniors, cooks, and all the supporters of this battle against food waste. It is also a transformation tool that brings together diverse knowledge for education and awareness.

Why this book?
This book is an ode to the worldwide gastronomic heritage, in particular to those traditional recipes which use the leftovers of the previous meal and transform it into something delicious. To be able to gather these recipes, most of the volunteers reached out to their grandparents and to elderly people in their communities, whose generation didn’t conceive waste and in particular food waste. We have thought of this book as an inspirational tool to reduce food waste and fight climate change in a simple and fun way, while gathering the inputs of a global community of change makers.

Who made the book?
This book is made in cooperation with the Slow Food Youth Network, the World Disco Soup Day Task Force and a great number of volunteers from the past editions of World Disco Soup Day. After last year’s World Disco Soup Day, we gathered food rescuing recipes from all over the world, which we now brought together in this book!
Text and editing: David McKenzie
Supported by: Patricia Christie Djojo & Gabriela Bonilha
Design: Pop-eye Studio 
Project coordination: Slow Food Youth Network

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