How Food Waste Ended Up on Restaurant Menus

By Once the restaurant world’s darkest secret, food waste is now its top cause.

The rich eat more animal products; the poor often subsist on staple crops like rice or corn. Some kitchens stock fish sauce while others keep a few sticks of butter on hand at all times. Everyone eats, but the way we do it is slightly different in every household in every country in the world. The one constant is how much food we waste.