Carlo Cracco is working with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) Recipes for Change campaign to highlight the threats small scale farmers in developing countries are facing as a result of climate change.
The Masterchef Italy judge visited an IFAD-supported project in Kandal province in southern Cambodia last week, where soaring temperatures and unpredictable rains are putting rice production at risk.
Rice, which accounts for almost 80 per cent of farmland in the province and is a staple food in most of Asia, is being affected by frequent droughts and damaging floods. While touring the area, local farmers told Cracco that they used to harvest rice twice a year but now it is only once.
“The situation has gotten much worse and if it carries on like this it will just get even harder for farmers here in Cambodia,” said Cracco. “If they can no longer produce rice, which is for them a staple, it threatens their life, their culture, their tradition.”
By introducing low-cost technology … Continue reading
We have excellent news that the first stage of our EatBy App experiment is drawing to a conclusion, resulting with the development of the Next Generation EatBy App.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the worldwide support we’ve received and the tremendous feedback which we are using to develop Version Two. This will obviously lead to a number of big improvements. We are extremely proud of our prototype, Version One, but always planned to develop technology way beyond the current app release. Using feedback we’re on schedule developing Version Two with improvements to the User Interface, more automation and new features. All of which will greatly simplify the user experience.
Our original goal was to achieve the development of what we call “Invisible Technology”. Simply put, this is technology that efficiently works in the background of our … Continue reading
As part of a current holiday campaign, EatBy App are raising awareness about reducing food waste by encouraging families to turn fruit and vegetables into cute characters and to upload photographs onto the app and on social media.
“We want to encourage kids to learn more about fruit and vegetables with their family, and become experts in avoiding food waste,” said Barbara Lewis, one of the founders of EatBy.
Food waste is a problem of global proportions with one third of all food produced ending up being thrown away. Businesses and supermarkets are making an effort to reduce their food waste. But it is up to all of us to make a difference. Supermarkets provide us with perfect fruit and veg because that’s how we’ve grown to like them.
“When faced with a choice,” said Steffan Lewis of EatBy App, “We still pick up the nicest looking carrot even though we know it tastes no better than the wonky one. It’s what we’ve become used to.”
We teach our children not to judge by … Continue reading
The best independent pizza and Italian restaurants are not where you might expect and the best supermarket pasta might surprise you. The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA) Awards have recognised the best in the Italian Food industry.
The UK’s finest Independent Italian Restaurant is Il Michelangelo in Weston-Super-Mare and the best Independent Pizza Restaurant is Suffolk Stonehouse in Bungay. The Pizza Restaurant Chain Award went to Pizza Express; ASK Italian scooped the Italian Restaurant Chain Award and Co-Operative, Iceland and Aldi pick up two awards each.
These were just some of the awards given out at last night’s 25th Anniversary PAPA Awards at the Lancaster London Hotel, Hyde Park. Some 450 of the Industry’s leading lights came out to recognise the wonderful achievements of their peers.
Guest Host, Aldo Zilli, said: “The PAPA Awards are the premier awards for Italian food – I should know, … Continue reading
The UK-based start up, EatBy App, has been named as one of the 24 finalists in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize. The finalists have been chosen from 115 of the best entrepreneur submissions from around the world. The Texas based food start up competition awards up to $50,000 to finalists working on a wide range of projects that aim to making a positive change to the way we harvest our planet.
“We are thrilled to be taking part in the finals in Austin” said co-founder, Steffan Lewis, “being chosen as a finalist from so many worthy projects means a great deal to us.”
Available on Apple and Android devices, the EatBy App is a free mobile application that helps its users manage the food in their kitchen. Every feature of the app is designed to reduce food waste. It includes a shopping list that … Continue reading
hungryhouse.co.uk has today become the first online food ordering platform in the UK to be fully integrated with popular city guide app Foursquare, with the help of mobile commerce startup Button, in the first of many ventures between the two.
The online food ordering platform will now be featured in Foursquare, showing the option to link directly through to the platform so consumers can order their favourite dishes and find new local restaurants through recommendations and reviews left by those who recently visited them.
Foursquare, which has been around since 2009, learns people’s preferences and recommends similar restaurants that have been recommended by friends, brands, or other people in the Foursquare community., People can also search for places nearby, making finding their favourite takeaway easier.
hungryhouse is the first within their holding company Delivery Hero, the largest online food ordering network in the world, to integrate the service which will later roll out across other countries with the group.
Following the efficient implementation from the partnership with Button, they are also the first in the UK takeaway industry, valued at … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2015
Contact: Lisa O’Neill
Newton O’Neill Communications
EatBy App is Among 24 Finalists Chosen for Second Annual International Food System Innovation Competition in February, 2016
Entrepreneurs From Around the World Will Introduce New Ways To Feed Cities from Uganda to Boston
EatBy App, based in the UK was recently named one of 24 finalists in the Second Annual Food+City Challenge Prize, an Austin, Texas based food startup competition awarding up to $50,0000 for top ideas in global food system innovations. The EatBy App helps families save money and reduces the amount of wasted food. EatBy’s founders, Steffan and … Continue reading
Customers of Gloucestershire- based firm the Office Coffee Company has saved 51,098 trees over the past year, simply by switching to a sustainable coffee supplier. They have also prevented 55,355 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The Office Coffee Company, a provider of ethical, beverages and coffee machines for businesses, has released its annual assessment of savings that have contributed to its mission to halt rainforest destruction by simply providing a great-tasting sustainable coffee option to office staff. Clients include Ben Ainsley Racing, Hootsuite and Euromoney Investor.
Each year, the Office Coffee Company calculates each customer’s contribution to the fight against deforestation – quantifying both the number of trees they have saved as well as tonnes of CO2 stored.
Since 2011, the Office Coffee Company’s customers have now saved more than 116,000 rainforest trees by indulging in over 860,000 cups of sustainably sourced coffee. That’s 483 acres of rainforest, which is equivalent to over 850 football pitches!
“We believe that every working day should start with a great cup of coffee. By choosing to buy Cool Earth Coffee, our … Continue reading
In the recipe for the perfect Christmas, good food and board games will always rank highly on the list of essential ingredients.
And now there’s a way to deliciously combine the two! SMORGASBOARD is the brand new board game for foodies, in which players compete in a variety of gourmet challenges including guessing missing ingredients, solving culinary anagrams, gastronomic trivia and even a drizzle of art!
Not just a perfect Boxing Day boredom-buster or flavoursome alternative to the usual festive excesses, SMORGASBOARD is also a fun, unusual gift for the food-lover in everybody’s life, and an entertaining addition to any Yuletide party menu.
Created and designed by husband-and-wife team, Richard Kelly and Maggie Leonard, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Steve Simpson, players take on the guise of aspiring chefs – Mister Broc, Senor Gamba, Monsier Fromage and Les Champs. Moving around the figure-of-eight board, players answer questions and take part in activities in four food-related categories, in search of gastronomic success to ultimately be the first to graduate from Rick’s Culinary Academy.
SMORGASBOARD is … Continue reading
It’s time to carve the Jack o’ Lanterns for the kids. But don’t waste that flesh!!! We’ve already a couple of pumpkin ideas on the EatBy Blog:
But here’s a delicious Pumpkin Pie to sweeten the celebrations.
- Ready made sweet short crust pastry or make it yourself if you’re a pastry demon.
- 450g/1lb prepared weight pumpkin flesh, cut into 1in/2.5 cm chunks
- 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk (use the white for another dish)
- 75g/3oz soft dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ level teaspoon grated nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 275ml/10fl oz double cream
- Juice of 1 cursed Beetroot
- Bat wings and frog’s eyeballs are optional but substantially detract from the taste.
The pastry case
Line a 9 inch pie tin with the rolled out pastry and blind bake it for 20 minutes at 200 deg C.
(search blind baking if you don’t know what it is – Google )
Use a serving spoon to scoop out the pumpkin flesh and place it on a foil covered … Continue reading
We thought we’d conduct a quick 24 hour straw poll on our twitter account simply asking if people understand food labelling. We’re interested to see the results!
Do you understand food labelling & the difference between “Use By” & “Best Before” dates? Please RT!
— EatByApp (@EatByApp) October 30, 2015
Not got the EAtBy App yet?
As many families across the UK tighten their belts in preparation for Christmas, new research by MyFamilyClub.co.uk, the money-saving and money making site for families, reveals that six in 10 (57%) households are still throwing away food unnecessarily, despite being on a tight household budget.
The main reason for throwing away food was that it had exceeded the best before date, with nearly five in 10 (45%) families stating that they throw away food because it was after the best before date despite watching the pennies each month.
This regular food wastage in the UK is leading to an annual waste bill of GBP 680 per family, according to WRAP.
Leading Chef Jamie Oliver states that it is very important to understand the difference between best before dates and use-by dates so families don’t throw away edible food unnecessarily.
Top tips for how … Continue reading
World Food Day means different things to different people.
To some it’s a celebration of food and cultural culinary diversity. Others use the day to reflect on the global problems of inequality, poverty and starvation.
I could write a long article that highlights the problems of food waste, and how the EatBy App is designed to reduce food waste, that this will ultimately reduce over production, thus the impact of food production and waste disposal on the environment. That’s our usual spiel – and obviously Barbara and I stand firmly by it.
But on this World Food Day we’re going to ask anyone who enjoys a good meal today to be thankful. Food is one of our greatest pleasures and we should celebrate the delicious fruits of our planet. But being grateful requires us to be mindful of what we really have to be grateful for – not only for the meal itself but for the fact that we’re lucky enough not to be hungry, or worried that our children are hungry.
Just take a moment to think of those who are fleeing from war … Continue reading
Halloween is approaching but does the back of your fridge look like a scene from a horror movie?
For many of us October marks the transition from Summer to Autumn which naturally leads to a seasonal change in what we eat. But as we swap our salads for warming vegetables it’s inevitable that there are foods likely to be forgotten in the the back of the fridge.
So this is the ideal time of year to take an inventory of what food you have in the kitchen and use up whatever you can to make room for the new season. For example, using those opened summer BBQ condiments as marinades can really spice October up.
Food waste is a huge environmental problem so we should all be doing our bit to reduce the amount of food … Continue reading