How Much Do You Really Love Your Food?

11/07/2016 12:00 PM AEST | Updated 26/08/2016 3:34 PM AEST
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You lovingly massage honey-soy marinades into plump salmon fillets. You julienne carrots into delicate geometric strips. You've out-Instagrammed Gwyneth Paltrow with your culinary masterpieces. And you bought all the ingredients from the local farmers' market because you believe food should be sustainable as well as healthy and delicious.

By any standards, you adore your food. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself how much you're food wasting in the quest for nutritional nirvana? Without even realising you're doing it? Cast your mind back over, say, the last month. If you've binned browning veggies or fruit that's grown a fuzzy beard, you're not alone. Australians waste 4 million tonnes of food every year, with a value of more than $8 billion. Take our quiz to find out if you're secretly guilty of wasting food, and discover what you could do to up your game.

To find out more about how to use your leftovers -- including delicious recipes and practical storage advice -- and discover ways to plan meals and shop effectively, check out the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, brought to you by The Victorian Government and delivered by Sustainability Victoria. More information, tips and tricks can be found at www.lovefoodhatewaste.vic.gov.au

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