Anthony Bourdain might be known for being drunk on screen, but his latest project, “Wasted,” isn’t about booze.
The popular CNN host and author is now on a crusade to help us understand why food waste is a growing international problem.
The movie, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, opens this weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, with wider release possible if ticket sales are good, and you can also find it On Demand. You can find screenings at the South Lamar Drafthouse for tonight and into next week.
The film features appearances by chefs, including Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, and is directed by the Emmy-winning Nari Kye and Anna Chai, who is known for her work on “The Mind of a Chef” and “The Layover with Anthony Bourdain
According to a release: “Audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. The film also features several food waste reduction stories all over the world including waste-fed pigs in Japan, a disposal program that has reduced household food waste by 30 percent in South Korea and a garden education curriculum New Orleans”