The Joy of Dumpster Diving

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating created by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, takes a look at the wealth of food that grocery stores throw out every day. In this episode, they go dumpster diving with a man who has been getting most of his family's food from the local grocery store's dumpsters for the past year and a half. Klein ends the episode by whipping up a batch of French toast with bananas -- created entirely with salvaged ingredients.

Klein talks about creating the epic, two-year series in an interview here, and you can watch more episodes of the series here.

For more information about The Perennial Plate, visit http://www.theperennialplate.com/.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/01/the-joy-of-dumpster-diving/251072/