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This Is What Happens To Leftover Food When Filming The Pioneer Woman
By LAUREN CAHN
Per the UN’s Food Waste Index Report 2021, an estimated 17 percent of all food intended for consumption ends up being discarded. Ree Drummond of “The Pioneer Woman,” however, is one of the few celebrity chefs who has a strict anti-waste policy to ensure that none of the food from the show is thrown away.
One strategy Drummond uses to get rid of leftovers is to give them to her family and the show’s crew — that’s about 30 people available to eat the extra food. If there’s any food remaining that her husband, her kids, and the crew members can’t finish, it goes to Drummond’s seven lucky dogs.
Drummond has always taken food waste very seriously, even making an episode called, “Waste Not Want Not” back in 2018. She’s been devoted to transforming kitchen scraps and leftovers into new dishes — like roasted potato peels, stir-fried broccoli stems, and using chicken bones to make chicken broth.