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According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization a third of all food produced worldwide is thrown away. In Europe, this is equivalent to 89 tons of groceries per year. How can we stop this waste? Author and cook David Gross goes on a road trip through Europe, cooking exclusively what others throw away. He meets unconventional top chefs, food activists, scientists and gourmets and forces us to question our everyday consumer lifestyle.


  • Video Librarian
    A fast-paced, entertaining, and thought-provoking film featuring a charming host (and subtle activist), this is highly recommended.
  • Huffington Post
    Wastecooking transforms trash into delicious dishes
  • The Standard
    An excellent example to follow.

Festival Participation

  • IDFA - 2015
    World Premiere
  • Deauville Green Awards - 2015
    Doc Silver Award
  • Cannes TV & Media Award - 2015
    Silver Dolphin
  • NaturVision - 2016
    Deutsche Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsfilmpreis
  • Ekotopfilm - 2016
    Human Activity Success Stories

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