Get cooking with Urban Harvest – the OzHarvest Cookbook

OzHarvest is a wonderful organisation, which was started in 2004 by the effervescent Ronni Kahn.

OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.

OzHarvest is the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

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OzHarvest are helping to feed Australia’s needy and also trying their best to educate everyone about the importance of reducing food wastage. OzHarvest only arrived in WA last year, but they are already making a positive impact on our state. More recently they participated in the first Australia wide Think Eat Save initiative. In major cities around Australia, including Perth’s own Forrest Place, events were held and 1,000 soup lunches were distributed in order to raise awareness about OzHarvest’s mission.

I attended the Perth event and it was well attended with several great chefs from around town providing their time and expertise for the three soups that were available, all of which received rave reports and all made from rescued food!

One way of supporting OzHarvest is to buy purchasing their beautiful cookbook, Urban Harvest, which a stellar line up of Australian chefs have contributed recipes to. Again they are recipes that don’t necessarily require the fanciest of ingredients, but want to highlight that you would be able to create delicious meals at home with ingredients you’d probably have hiding in your fridge, freezer or pantry. If you have a keen cook in your life this would make for a very thoughtful gift, giving your friend something they’ll enjoy and helping someone in need.

Urban Harvest is the brand new cookbook from OzHarvest which celebrates kitchen gardens of all shapes and sizes with 50 of Australia’s most celebrated chefs. Through 100 family friendly recipes, OzHarvest encourages everyone to get involved in growing, learning and cooking delicious and nutritious food.

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With thanks to OzHarvest I’ve been given a copy of this beautiful book to give away. To be in the running either comment on this blog post or on the Facebook post about this with how you try to Think. Eat. Save. For me it is trying to write out a menu each week so I don’t over shop when I food shop….. what do you do?

This competition will run until Friday, August 28th at 6pm and the winner will be announced on Saturday morning. Open to Australian resident.

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Categories: Competition, Cookbook, OzHarvest, Urban Harvest

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4 Comments on “Get cooking with Urban Harvest – the OzHarvest Cookbook”

  1. Matt @ Inspired Food
    August 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM #

    Such a great cause! I use as much as possible when I cook. I try to use everything from stems to skins! Anything else usually end up in the compost to help grow some more veggies.

    • August 31, 2015 at 8:12 AM #

      Hi Matt, Thank you for your entry. The draw was done last night and you were the lucky winner of the Urban Harvest Cookbook. Can you please send me through an email to perthmunchkin@hotmail.com with your postal address and i’ll get the book sent through to you. Congrats and thanks for entering 🙂

  2. August 25, 2015 at 5:04 AM #

    I grow up being taught by how food shouldn’t be waste hence I always shop only what I need! A menu planning is a must and i shop for vege and fruits in loose portion than bulk buy. For meat I portion them before storing into freezer. Nothing goes to waste even deboning whole chicken I save the bones n scraps to make soup; leftover bread turn into breadcrumbs!

  3. August 25, 2015 at 5:08 AM #

    I grow up being taught on how food shouldn’t be wasted, hence I only shop and consume what I need! A menu planning is a must and I shop for vege and fruits in loose portion at local small groceries or Farmer’s market than bulk buy! For meat I would bulk buy but portion them before storing into freezer. Nothing goes to waste; even deboning a whole chicken I made sure bones and scraps are used for making stock; leftover bread turns into breadcrumbs!

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