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On food waste…

When was the last time you used the entire container of fresh herbs you bought at the store? Never? Me, too. Every time a recipe calls for 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sprigs, I head to a supermarket and reach for a plastic container holding at least three times as much as I need. A few days later, I’m standing by the trash can observing a moment of silence before I discard a plastic coffin of wasted, withered basil.

I know I’m not alone; my friends have sent me all-caps text messages complaining of the same thing. And the Twitter world is full of aggravated home cooks — as well as far too many puns about “wasted thyme.”

Read on at The Salt.

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