VICTORIA, B.C. — The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook: Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet by Cinda Chavich has been nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award in the Food Matters category.
The Food Matters category celebrates cookbooks that focus on the impact of food choices on personal health and the health of the planet.
The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook tackles the global issue of food waste on an individual level, advocating for reducing our collective “foodprint” by focusing on diminishing the amount of food wasted in our own kitchens.
“I’m humbled to be nominated by such an important culinary organization and to be in such esteemed company,” says Chavich, who also writes for Foodservice and Hospitality magazine. “It’s a big win for spreading the word about how we can end the global crisis of food waste by helping people take some easy steps at home to be part of the global solution. I’m so happy to be part of it, and so proud of this important book.”
The book provides food-waste facts, debunks composting myths and explains the science (or lack thereof) behind best-before dates.
Chavich’s cookbook will compete against The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook by the OAEC Collective and Olivia Rathbone and Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) by Marion Nestle. A list of nominees across all categories can be found at iacp.com.