Sharing simple ways to preserve your food and turn them into beautiful gifts

In the run up to Christmas many of us are thinking about how we can give thoughtful gifts without spending too much money or creating unnecessary waste. Simple food preserving tips are great for making use of your odds and ends and turning them into beautiful gifts for friends and family.

The Gift of Waste book shares the knowledge and skills from 10 North London kitchens so you can discover different techniques for preserving food, including fermenting, jam making and pickling. The book features stories, recipes and anecdotes shared by residents of North London to professional food writer Anna Colquhoun, author of Eat Slow Britain, consultant on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, and the brains behind www.culinaryanthropologist.org.

Read the Gift of Waste book - click below

With thanks to

Our supporters: North London Waste Authority who collaborated with us for the Eurpoean Week for Waste Reduction. For tips and advice about ways to waste less and save more, visit: wiseuptowaste.org.uk