A project is held in Alanya to prevent wasting leftover bread. 33 different dishes are made from leftover bread and exhibited at a hotel for this project.
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It is reported that 6 million loaves of bread are thrown to garbage everyday in Turkey. Hasan Sipahioglu, the mayor of the town, stated that they wanted to contribute to family budget with this project. He said it is possible to make 33 different dishes including main dishes and desserts from leftover bread. A booklet about the project, which contains recipes of these dishes, is prepared and distributed all houses in the town. People can easily find ways to use leftover bread with the help of this booklet. “We aim at contributing to country economy and spread the habit of savings with this project”, he said.
Mesut Erdana, the chef who made 33 dishes from leftover bread, stated that all these dishes and desserts can easily be made with the ingredients you already have in your pantry. Some of the dishes he made are crispy meatballs with cheese, bread meatballs, bread manti (ravioli), pizza, pudding with bread, a dessert with bread and walnut.