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Lidia Bastianich the famed restaurateur (Felidia) and host of "Lidia's Italy
," on PBS, has a new year's resolution and it's not to cut calories. Rather, it's not to waste food.
Lidia says she wants to rekindle the adage, "Waste not, want not," the phrase that, if repeated to a tween would probably get you a major eye roll. But in these days of tightened budgets and worries about global warming, it's not so fusty after all.
In her blog post and call for a commitment from fans to join her
, Lidia quotes some disturbing facts, such as how one third of the world's gas emissions are produced by wasted food. Let's be honest: How many times a week do you throw away perfectly good food because you can't be bothered turning it into leftovers?
So far, she tells Slashfood, she's been amazed by the response.