The Danish Food Bank
Food & Talk | Monday, Nov 12 | 6.30pm
Come and join us for our next Food & Talk! We are delighted to have the founder and CEO of the Danish Food Bank Karen-Inger Thorsen with us to talk about the important topic of food waste.
Food Waste in Denmark
In the past five years Denmark has become one of the leading European countries in the fight against food waste. According to numbers published by the Ministry of Environment and Food, Danish households had a total food wastage of 261,000 tons in 2011-12, a figure that was reduced to 247,000 tons in 2017.
About the Danish Food Bank
The Danish Food Bank was founded in 2008 as a voluntary association. It was the first institution in the Nordic countries to reduce food waste systematically and on a large scale, by redistributing healthy food to socially disadvantaged people.
As a member of FEBA, the Federation of European Food Banks, the Danish branch works within an international network defined by a common set of values and procedures, which are developed in corporation with the largest international stakeholders within the food industry.
In 2017 the team of the Danish Food Bank moved 914 tons of fresh surplus food. What does that mean? How much food is this? Well, it translates into 2.285.000 meals. Broken down to a day-to-day level this means 3 tons of food redistributed instead of going to waste, served 6.200 meals for people in most need of nutritious meals - every day, all year round, in all parts of Denmark. It is mostly dairy, fruit, vegetables and colonial goods such as cinnamon, buns and pickled cabbage, that are donated as surplus food.
What do this figures show? What does it mean for our society and our consumption of everyday food? What is the value of food? We are impressed by the numbers and the amazing work the Danish Food Bank is doing – and we have a lot of questions. For sure you will have a lot of questions too.
Join us for this next Food & Talk! We are very much looking forward to Karen-Inger sharing her experience over the past years and her knowledge about this topic with us.
You can find out more about the Danish Food Bank here.
What is the evening about
Doors open at 6.30pm and you will be able to purchase drinks at the bar. Karen-Inger will share her insights on food waste and the story of the Danish Food Bank in conversation with Trine.
We’ll be serving a tasty stew with bread in the break. Here on after the conversation can continue amongst everyone, bar will stay open until 10 pm.
This is an event in Danish. Ticket incl. food and talk is DKK 150.
with Joe Trivelli
Popup | Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7.00pm
Come and join us for a delicious Italian supper cooked by Joe Trivelli.
Joe is a good friend of Trine and a colleague based in London: he is the head chef of the legendary River Café. He is coming to Copenhagen to present his new book, The Modern Italian Cook, and to cook a selection of recipes for us.
Joe has been with River Café for more than 15 years. His father is from Italy, which lead to many summers spent in Campania with his aunties and grannies. That’s where Joe picked up the love of cooking, family recipes, knowledge of produce, and the Italian seasons. Joe’s Anglo-Italian style is focused on a few ingredients, just perfectly prepared. Wonderful and delicious simplicity with big flavours.
Joe loves to cook at home for his wife and two children. Thus, he is also a brilliant home cook, and Trine has shared many meals with him at his house in London and his family home in Italy. Joe writes regularly for The Guardian and The Observer.
If you love Italian food, then you should not miss out on this Italian supper. Come and join us for the following menu:
Roasted chilli, pumpkin, and little fresh cheese
Penne, black truffle, anchovy and cheese
Orecchiette and tomato
Onion stuffed with sausage
Jerusalem artichoke and peas
There will be vegetarian optional and gluten-free pasta
The price of the ticket is 600, - kr. This includes an aperitif and 6 courses.
Italian wines are available to buy with the meal.