Fall To-Do List
Last week marked the official beginning of fall, bringing with it a new seasonal bucket list. Fall is the perfect season for culinary to-do lists because the plentiful harvests and variety of food-related holidays provide several ways to get involved. Ranging from reducing food waste to learning about other cultures' traditions, there is no shortage in activities.
Below is a sneak peak of my list and I hope you follow along all season as I check things off!
While this culinary trick seems basic, it is actually one of the best ways to reduce food waste! Prepping roasted vegetables not only prevents leftover vegetables from going bad too quickly, but also takes advantage of the arrival of amazing produce! Additionally, this technique is so easy that it will make you more likely to prepare and eat the vegetables, which benefits both you and the environment. Stay tuned for my favorite roasting recipes soon to come.
As an age-old tradition, apple picking is a great way to enjoy fall produce. As you can see above, I recently picked my fair share of apples, but with a twist! When picking apples, I always remember that looks can be deceiving. Whether the apple is on the ground or simply less colorful, don't hesitate to pick the apples that others might pass over to reduce food waste! My "imperfect" apples made the PERFECT crisp (a recipe is soon to come :)
This fall is the perfect time to chip away at the books that have accumulated on your shelf! In my case, I have collected a number of food books with titles ranging from Food Politics by Robert Paarlberg to the Pleasures of Slow Food by Carlo Petrini. With the incoming cold weather, I can think of no better way to pass the time than snuggling up with some good reads — and better yet, all about food! So when you are waiting for your vegetables to roast or your apple crisp to bake, don't hesitate to read about new parts of the food industry!