HELLO! Welcome to EatFresh.
HELLO! Welcome to EatFresh. Recently, I started to think what actually sparks joy in my life. As I think of it, there’s only one answer to it and that’s FOOD! Food has the power to cheer me up when I’m feeling down and it is more than just survival. With it we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings. In these challenging times, our team will continue to publish more fun and delicious recipes which you can easily make at the comfort of your home. To celebrate Parent’s Day, we have launched our first social media contest and the winner will get a chance to win a hearty dinner for 5 persons in Rovi Ottolenghi. Check out the contest page to find out more!
The aim of EatFresh Low Carbon Meals is to create a wider awareness of the carbon impact of producing and serving food, and to subsequently encourage our customers to choose more carbon friendly meals. The ‘carbon foot print’ of meals served within all areas of catering can vary considerably and at present there is no way of recognising this. The cafeteria presents the best opportunity to encourage the college community to consciously act by deciding to choose the lowest carbon footprint meal. In addition, the scheme will help catering departments identify particularly carbon-hungry foods and production procedures, and seek to reduce them.
A low carbon meal is a meal where conscious effort has been made to reduce its carbon emissions by choosing ingredients which have lower greenhouse gas emissions from farming/feeding, processing, transport and storage. The foods with the lowest carbon footprints are local seasonal vegetables, cereals and fruit. Grains and pulses are also low carbon foods. Food flown from across the world, or grown in heated greenhouses produces considerably more carbon emissions. Animal products are generally higher in emissions, and the worst of all these are beef, lamb and hard cheese. In addition, frozen meals produce high emissions due to the power used to maintain food at such low temperatures.