Sustainability is an important topic in today’s society. More and more people are aware of their impact on the environment and want to reduce their ecological footprint. One of the ways you can achieve this is by applying sustainable cooking tips and innovations in the kitchen. In this article we tell you more about sustainable cooking tips and innovations, so that you too can become more sustainable in your kitchen!
What is sustainable cooking?
When you get started with sustainable cooking, you use ways to cook that take into account the environment and the health of people, animals and nature. This can mean, among other things, choosing local and seasonal ingredients, organic products or vegetarian dishes. Reducing food waste is also an important aspect of sustainable cooking. By storing leftovers and reusing them in new dishes or by planning smartly and cooking only what you need, you can reduce food waste. In addition, you can also pay attention to the energy efficiency of your kitchen appliances and, for example, opt for an induction hob instead of a gas stove. Sustainable cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive!
Innovative ways to cook
Innovation in the kitchen has taken off in recent years. Countless new technologies and methods have been developed to make cooking more efficient, healthier and more sustainable. In addition to the most striking innovations, there is also a growing trend to cook food using steam. Steaming is a healthy way of cooking because the food retains its nutritional value and taste. Steam ovens are available in a variety of sizes and styles, from compact steam baskets to large steam ovens that can prepare several courses at once. These are the most striking innovations in the catering kitchen.
Food printing: what is it and how does it work?
One of the most striking innovations is the use of food printers. These devices make it possible to print dishes instead of cooking or baking them. Using 3D printing technology, edible ingredients are printed in a certain shape, creating the most creative and impressive dishes.
Cooking with solar power: how do you do it?
Another innovative way of cooking is the use of solar energy. Cooking with solar power is not only environmentally friendly, but it is also a cheap and simple way to prepare meals. There are plenty of solar ovens and solar stoves on the market that run on solar energy. These devices allow the preparation of different types of food, from rice and vegetables to meat and fish.
Sustainable ingredients to use in the kitchen
When it comes to sustainable cooking, there are many options to consider when choosing the right ingredients. For example, choose locally produced ingredients to reduce transport distance and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Choosing seasonal fruits and vegetables can also contribute to a more sustainable diet, as it requires less energy and resources to grow them.
In addition, choose organic ingredients, which are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides. Reducing the amount of meat in the diet and opting for sustainably produced meat, such as organic or grass-fed meat, can also have a positive impact on the environment. Finally, legumes and nuts can be an excellent source of protein in a sustainable diet and can also be grown and harvested locally.
Do you want to learn from a real chef to transform sustainable ingredients into delicious dishes? Book a cooking workshop at KEUKENvuur in Utrecht today and take a first step towards making your kitchen more sustainable today!