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Done properly, leftovers can be an overnight hit

Don't waste uneaten food items - some imagination and creativity can turn these into yummy meals

Zero food wastage has become a hot topic these days, with growing concern over the harm to the environment caused by large-scale farming and overfishing.

But for many people in my generation, that value was ingrained in us during our growing-up years in the 1960s and 1970s.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 16, 2020, with the headline 'Done properly, leftovers can be an overnight hit'. Subscribe