Rude Food Blog

Rude Food Blog

Rude Food Malmö is Sweden's 1st waste catering service and restaurant

We are a not-for-profit, citizen led initiative to counter food waste in the city.

We intervene at farming, production, wholesale and retail levels. We identify food wastage points and actively re-circulate the excess through upscale pop-up dining events and catering.

Welcome to our food surplus lunch, brunch and catering.

Volunteer to work with the food recycling kitchen in your city!

Rescue the Carrots!

NewsPosted by Angelica Wed, October 14, 2015 19:09:42
Not everyone can say they have rescued a carrot. Since last week, I can. But why did I want to save a carrot in the first place?

We all know people are starving in this world. The problem isn’t that we are too many people on this earth to feed us all, a bigger problem is that in countries like Sweden a huge amount of the food produced is being thrown away. Like the carrot I mentioned above (and lots of other carrots, and lots of other foods). After a long time of being angry about this, I was happy to find Rude Food who tries to do something concrete. I decided to follow one of the food rescuer, Dennis, on his weekly round to save breads and vegetables from an obscure future in the dumpsters.

So how was the rescue round? Did I feel as much of a super hero as the name “rescuer” inclines? Actually, yes. Maneuvering the big bike (an open source cargo trike by Woolfer/XYZ Bikes') was tough; the big box in the front of the bike is both heavy and sharp and I had to zigzag my way between lamp-posts and people in order to avoid any bloody (or juicy) accidents. Several times I was almost hit by a car. My sweaty effort paid well off though; on my first food rescue round 42 kilos of carrots, breads, cauliflower and other amazing stuff were saved into a lovely meal. And that’s were food really should be, right? To me these food rescue rounds aren’t so much about saving food that would otherwise go to waste, as to acknowledge the problem of food waste by really dragging the waste out of the dark and put it all on the table, literary speaking. Also, finding the very carrots you rescued transformed into a beautiful carrot chutney at a brunch buffé is a great motivation for a food rescuer to do it all over again. For the first time in my life, I'm able to say "I love the taste of waste".

Say hi to Dennis, one of Rude Food's rescuer!

/ Angelica, new volunteer