New research by KitchenAid has found that a quarter of festive food ends up in the bin.

OzHarvest and its Executive Head Chef, Travis Harvey has told Dave there is a better way.

The festive season is synonymous with family and food yet sadly, 90% of Australian families will discard a quarter of all food over the festive season.

The average family will spend $250 on food for Christmas Day, with three quarters of families making the meal from scratch.

New research carried out by KitchenAid reveals that last Christmas, eight in ten (81%) Australians spent time in the kitchen cooking a meal from scratch and three quarters (76%) spent up to $250 on food for Christmas Day alone.

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Despite the amount of time and money spent on food, the research found that 95% of Australians have leftovers that they can’t consume before food reaches the end of its life.

Although 12% of Australians say that nothing will convince them to use leftovers, 65% believe having more time and recipe inspiration would help prevent food going to waste.

In light of this research, KitchenAid has partnered with food rescue organisation, OzHarvest and its Executive Head Chef, Travis Harvey to create a free suite of new recipes and videos, to inspire people to get creative with their Christmas leftovers and prevent unnecessary food wastage this festive season.

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