Big Zuu launches pop-up restaurant with meals made from the UK’s most throwaway ingredients in a bid to tackle food waste
- Big Zuu is set to open his Big Eatery in West London and the tickets are free
- READ MORE: Co-Op will remove best-before dates from hundreds of products
Rapper and presenter Big Zuu is thorwing open the doors to a new restuarant in Covent Garden in a bid to educate people on reducing food watste.
The BAFTA award-winning presenter and chef who hosts Big Zuu’s Big Eats on Dave will be plating up a delectable three-course meal based on food we Brits waste the most.
For Italian food lovers there is a mouthwatering Focaccia dough marinara pizza with ‘romesco’ marina sauce and fried capers.
For vegetarians, an aubergine toastie with roasted tomato aioli will also grace the menu along with roasted squash cauliflower tagine served with a green salad.
For those with a slightly more carnivorous diet, there is ‘buffalo’ chicken shawarma with blue cheese sauce and apple slaw’ available, as well as salted cod and monkfish croquettes with tzatziki.
BAFTA award winning presenter Big Zuu has partnered up with TV channel Dave to open ‘Big Zuu’s Big Eatery’ in an attempt to tackle food waste
The rapper thought of the idea after data revealed the shocking food waste habits of Britons across the nation
Big Zuu’s Big Eatery will welcome customers in Maison Bab, West London on October 6 and 7.
The pop up restaurant will be open from 6pm each night, with fans and foodies alike being able to book a 2-hour table.
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Hopeful customers can nab their tickets to the event for free via Eventbrite
The pop-up restaurant will open is set to open its doors this weekend in celebration of series four of the star’s TV series Big Zuu’s Big Eats.
The new season of the BAFTA award-winning show features a star-studded guest list, including MOBO award-winning rapper Aitch, TV host Jonathon Ross and sports presenter Alex Scott.
It’s been inspired by the fact Britons discard £18,000 worth of food in a single lifetime.
One billion eggs are discarded annually, and households throw away an average of eight Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of vegetables every month.
Research conducted by 3Gem surveying 2,000 UK adults this September also uncovered other disappointing British food habits.
The data showcased that two-thirds of Brits discard their food because it too tricky to create a meal from leftovers, while 87 per cent shared they often forget about their purchased food items altogether until they go off.
Big Zuu said: ‘Food waste is a huge issue in the UK and I want to help people reduce their waste by creating delicious meals from the stuff they might be about to throw out!
‘Forget your tired, boring attempts at leftovers, because I’m about to show you how to spice up those everyday ingredients you forget to use.
‘Come down to my new joint and experience the peng eats we’ve created that are sure to awaken your tastebuds.’
The delicious menu brainstormed by Big Zuu will be a concoction of food we Brits tend to waste the most
The pop-up restaurant will open its doors for a limited time. Hopeful customers will be able to book a 2-hour table from 6pm on October 6 and 7
Earlier this year, in a victory for The Mail on Sunday’s War On Food Waste campaign, which aims to cut the amount of food being discarded in households by 30 per cent, the Co-op announced it would remove best-before dates from hundreds of their products
More than 150 items, including apples, oranges, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onions and broccoli.
Encrypted codes are used to ensure the produce sold is fresh, and customers are encouraged to use their common sense, with on-pack messaging telling households that if the fresh fruit and veg looks and feels good enough to eat, then it is.
Since 2019, food retailers have been advised that milk, yogurt and other dairy products can now show a best-before label rather than a use-by date, unless there is a food safety risk.
But the labels, which refer only to a product’s quality, have been blamed for customers throwing away good food because they are mistaken for use-by dates, which indicate food safety.
Product-life testing by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) showed that fruit and veg can be good to eat well beyond the best-before date when stored in optimal conditions.
For broccoli, the difference between the best-before date and the first sign of deterioration was found to be 15 days. For potatoes it was 20 days, and with apples it was in excess of 70 days.
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