The program on Sunday, March 6th is a benefit for the non-profit Food Finders food rescue organization.
“Just Eat It. A Food Waste Story” is a lively, funny and thought-provoking, 97-minute film produced in 2014 by filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin. The pair dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail and restaurants, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food for six months. What they find is truly shocking.
Following the film at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 6th, Berlin Bistro Executive Chef Tim Balen will present a unique multi-course “Root-to-Stem” lunch made primarily from fresh vegetable and fruit scraps, along with other perfectly edible food products that are typically discarded as unusable.
The menu includes:
- Beet Skin Pickled Egg Salad
- Brown Beech Mushroom Stock – Spring Vegetable Soup
- Carrot Top Salsa Verde
All lunch guests will take home a mason jar of Berlin’s housemade Blood Orange Infused Vinegar.