Tasty tips avaialble to Matlock cooks

Food lovers are being urged to race to a website full of tasty tips for using leftover food when hosting Olympics food parties.

Lots of families will be getting together when the games start on July 27 – and many will be looking forward to cooking up some dishes worthy of an Olympic champion.

Derbyshire County Council is urging families to take this opportunity to make use of tasty foods or leftovers already stocked in cupboards, fridges or freezers.

Some of the recipes you’ll find include:

* A Quick Use-Up Pizza using leftover cheese and any favourite toppings you might have in the fridge.

* Olive Tapenade Toasts which turns leftover bread into something more interesting.

* Crispy Chicken Skewers which use a crispy coating made from leftover cheese and breadcrumbs made from slightly old bread.

* Sausage Risotto which is another crowd-pleaser.

For full recipes – and other great ideas for cutting down on food waste over the Olympics – go to the Love Food Hate Waste page of Derbyshire Council Council’s website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/lovefoodhatewaste

The recipes are in the “related documents” section near the bottom of the page under the title “recipes for special get-togethers”.

For lots more recipes for all occasions visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com