Food & Nutrition

Would You Eat Out Of A Dustbin? This Couple Secretly Served Rubbish To Their Wedding Guests

You won't believe how it turned out...

Big, expensive weddings are not as popular as they used to be.

The fancy £30,000 reception and dinner, is quickly being replaced by festival tents, a knees-up in a barn and food served out of a taco struck or a wood fired BBQ by the couple.

Paul and Katherine Maxwell-Rose took their alternative wedding a little further however, serving their guests nothing but leftovers!

The freeganism movement in the UK, sees people choosing to eat the discarded food from shops and supermarkets bins, to highlight the amount of good food wasted by companies and consumers.

“Food is only waste because we declare it waste,” Paul told The Telegraph in an intervew.

“We all have this fixed idea that we want the ‘newest’ or the ‘freshest’ food each day, although much of the food that gets thrown away from the markets and shops is actually perfectly edible.”

People said it tasted it absolutely delicious

The couple served a meal of hunter’s chicken, vegetable flans, a rice dish, wild mushroom goulash, char-grilled mixed vegetable skewers, fennel, spring onion and wild herb flan, tomato flan, sautéed potatoes, sweet and sour pomegranate rice, a summer salad and a mixed bean salad.

Working with Brixton People’s Kitchen , Save The Date Cafe in Dalston and The Real Junk Food Project, the couple could feed their entire wedding party with ‘waste’ food.

“To create a real wedding feast where the food looks amazing and tastes great, really dispels the myth that waste food looks awful or tastes bad,” says Katherine.

“People said it tasted it absolutely delicious.”

An amazing 93% of people who heard about Katherine and Paul’s wedding in The Telegraph said that they would have no problem with eating waste food as well, as long as it was tasty and safe to consume.

So what do you think? Would you eat at a food waste wedding? Let us know!

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