Today, 1.3 billion tons, about 1/3 of food produced, gets lost or wasted, while globally over 800 million people are hungry, don’t have access to fresh food, a home to cook or a table to enjoy a meal. At the same time, social isolation is an increasing public health threat. Not having access to healthy food creates inequalities and social vulnerability, it’s so much more than just about the waste of resources. To make a cultural revolution we should learn to see and appreciate the value of food.
Only by doing that, we will stop wasting it.
Over the next few weeks, we will share stories and recipes from the whole Francescana hospitality group showing that food holds the greatest power for social change. The simple gesture of preparing a nourishing meal and share it with those around us in a place of grace and dignity, speaks to the soul and empowers transformation.
Help us to move from Awareness to Action! This holiday season, commit to one act of change and share it with us. Reduce, Recycle, Share, Repurpose, Give back – What is your Act of Love for our future?
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The holidays tend to be a time where delicious meals and treats are shared...and, unfortunately, a time of excess food waste. For this Giving Tuesday, Chef Bernardo Paladini would like to remind us of the beauty and potential of simple ingredients - like bread - helping us to reflect on our role in creating a more generous and sustainable world.
As the days draw closer to Christmas, it's a perfect time to be creative with your food surplus. Today, Karime tells us about Pollock - a colorful (and delicious) recipe that speaks about the power of beauty and art to transform traditional ingredients into an incredible dish.
Welcoming guests with a bowl of hot broth is an important part of Japanese culture: it opens the stomach but also the heart. This holiday season, to celebrate his heritage as well as the place he now calls home - Japan and Italy respectively - Taka shares some of his secrets and a Call to Action for anyone to join.
It doesn’t matter what ingredients we have available: sometimes the most diverse ones, if combined with love, can result in something beautiful and unexpected. This is the philosophy behind one of the most traditional Christmas recipes in Modena, home to the Food for Soul team.
By revisiting one of the most popular dishes of cucina povera, Italian head-to-tail culinary tradition, chef Francesco Vincenzi and Pastificio Agricolo Mancini show that cutting down food waste is possible, while also improving the well-being of the planet and our communities.
As the holidays are coming to an end, we have saved a special recipe for last, one that perfectly sums up the message of our campaign ‘Cooking is an Act of Love’. Our President Lara Gilmore tells us about it as she makes tortellini with her son Charlie.