One of my pet hates is waste of any description but especially the waste of food. The idea that producers for supermarkets have to discard carrots if they are not “perfectly” shaped drives me to distraction. Call me extremist but ….. · I always leave a perfectly clean plate even to the point of mopping up any juices with pieces of bread. · The remnants left on the bread board are scooped up; especially so with breads that have been coated with seeds. · You can relive one of your childhood joys by scraping out the bowl used to make the icing for the chocolate cake. · It is said that the most nutritious part of a potato is the skin. Baked potatoes are a favourite and of course the Irish have a great tradition of scrubbing instead of peeling them before boiling. · Most Brits throw out the tops of beetroot having never heard of what Canadians and Americans call beet greens. Cook them as though they are spinach. · The best part of a desert apple is the core! Admittedly some bits can get stuck between the teeth but there is the beautifully bitter taste from biting into a pip. Roger.