FoodMaking food go further Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year. You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money. 3 things you can do today Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. Home Do something Top tips Recipes Blog Ideas bank Collaborate Food Nicholas' sourdough crisps This recipe comes from Nicholas, founder & head chef at Salon. We turn all the ends of the bread that are too small to use for bread/toast into crips, and serve them with cheese, or sometimes for canapes. Ingredients 200g stale sourdough bread – crusts and ends are perfect 800g water 50g butter 5g salt Method Tear the bread into small pieces and toast in the oven at 160 degrees C until they’ve dried out fully. Cook in a pan with the water and butter until the mixture resembles a thick porridge. Blend to form a smooth paste. Spread on silicon mats 2mm thick and cook in the oven (180) until crisp. The recipe is part of the Taste Not Waste collection from Hubbub, Pop Brixton and Museum of London.