Soup is super in any language

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It's that time of year again when the days are getting darker and colder and it's all about hearty comfort food - in other words, it's the season for soup! Soup is a great way to use up leftover or forgotten vegetables so what better an excuse to get schools bothered about broth? This November, we partnered with Chefs @ School who developed four fantastic soup recipe packs for teachers to get pupils cooking in schools. Marie-Clare from Chefs @ School went into St Bernadette’s, Carluke, Abronhill and Holy Cross Primary Schools to kick-start the 'soup-a-thon' and help the children get their waste-hating thinking caps on and come up with ideas of how to reduce what gets thrown away.

All of this launched during European Week for Waste Reduction (, a week of coordinated action to raise awareness of how to reduce what we waste in our society. Thanks to European Week for Waste Reduction, our soup-a-thon had an international edge with a school in Catalonia joining in too. Sant Josep School in Navàs sent across videos of their pupils saying ‘nae food waste’ and shared their own traditional soup recipe called Escudella. The Scottish pupils had a go at a few Catalan words including congelar (freeze) and sopa (soup).
It wasn’t just soup that was bringing children together for European Week for Waste Reduction – but smoothies too! Pupils from St Mary’s Primary in Cumbernauld partnered with the fantastic Escola Lucanès, Prats de Lluçanès (Barcelona), in in a smoothie making workshop. The schools made each other posters, videos and shared what their favourite fruit was while practising the different languages.

Food has a great way of connecting people but who knew that fighting food waste did too? Nae food waste! Malbaratament alimentari! Check out all the recipes below.