News Corp Australia’s premium food and lifestyle brand delicious. has released its first zero-waste issue and launched a new eight-part podcast series Use It Up.
The August issue of delicious. magazine, on sale today, is themed entirely around zero waste to inspire readers to become more confident at approaching a no-waste lifestyle.
Full of practical tips from experts to help readers adapt easy and delicious ideas for home and life, the issue draws on an incredible line-up of guest editors including, Joost Bakker, Ronni Kahn, Mike McEnearney, Matt Stone, Jo Barrett, Matt Wilkinson, Lisa Margan and Josh Niland. They all share advice and information on how they reduce waste in the kitchen – from ingredients to packaging – and also at home.
To coincide with the release of the zero-waste issue, delicious. has also launched a new podcast series Use It Up, hosted by delicious. food director Phoebe Wood (pictured). Each of the weekly episodes has been designed to provide information to empower listeners to have more confidence in the kitchen, what to think about before they buy, how to plan ahead and to set practical goals to help reduce food waste in Australia.
Editorial director Kerrie McCallum said: “Our zero-waste issue has been in the works for some time, but never has the conversation been more relevant. It can take 25 years for a head of lettuce to decompose in landfill. Food waste costs the Australian economy $20 billion per year, yet so many Australians go hungry.
“It just makes sense to approach food and cooking through the lens of seasonality and waste reduction. If food has to travel a long way, out of season, and then gets thrown away because we didn’t use it, these are bad habits to fall into. This is where Use it up comes in, to help listeners at home.”
Each week on the podcast Wood will be joined by special guests, thought leaders and innovators, including delicious. contributors Matt Preston, Darren Robertson, Magdalena Roze, Ronni Kahn, Silvia Colloca, Monty Koludrovic, Danielle Alvarez, Matt Moran and Cornersmith duo Alex Elliott-Howery and Jaimee Edwards, to inspire no-waste techniques to apply at home.
Wood said: “I am so excited to help people bring these practices into their own homes so we can all work toward a more sustainable future together.”
Wood has been the food director of delicious. for more than five years. She inspired the regular delicious. zero-waste content in the monthly magazine, having grown up in the Blue Mountains, outside Sydney, with a family who grew their own vegetables, and bottled and preserved anything they had left over each season. She is a trained cook and a great recipe writer, who has a knack for making even the most questionable things delicious, whether it is fennel-frond pasta or bottom-of-the-fridge kimchi.
To listen to and read more visit delicious.com.au/podcast or search ‘delicious Use It Up’ wherever you get your podcasts.