A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A great way to learn about some of the creative ways people can reduce food waste.
Leftovers can be re-imagined and reworked to create terrific new meals, demonstrating ways that previously-prepared food can be consumed instead of going into the trash or compost bin.
Positive Role Models
The judges are kind, constructive, and supportive. The cast and competitors are male and female, and of various races and ethnicities. Some contestants express competitive thoughts, but overall they're supportive of one another.
On some rare occasions words like "hell" are uttered.
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There's a large cash prize at stake.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Best Leftovers Ever! is an amateur cooking competition that features folks re-imagining leftovers and using them to create tasty new dishes for a cash prize. Aside from the occasional "hell," the language is clean, and despite some competitive talk, the overall tone of the series is fun and family friendly. The show is a great way to learn about some of the creative ways people can reduce food waste.
Is It Any Good?
This lighthearted series features amateur cooks using ingredients from leftover meals to create brand new and tasty dishes. Like most cooking shows, there's lots of talk about flavor profiles, food textures, and presentation. But what makes this one interesting is how fully prepared food is re-envisioned and reworked to become entrees that look and taste completely different.
The competition isn't the most suspense-filled, and at times the panelists can get silly, but Best Leftovers Ever! is entertaining. It also offers some helpful advice about how to best store and handle different foods and ingredients. Watching it can help us begin to think a little bit more about how the food we ate yesterday can become today's outstanding meal. It might reduce what we throw into a compost bin, too.
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