Originally Posted by GotGarlic
I came across this article about the history of leftovers, presented as a function of abundance. Before refrigeration was common, and especially for the poor, there was no such thing.
I always find it odd when I hear about people who don't like leftovers. I love them, for the most part. I eat them for breakfast or repurpose them for dinner.
What are your thoughts?
An Economic History of Leftovers - The Atlantic
In the middle ages left-overs from the banquets of the rich were given to the poor. Today we throw them away (well, I don't but lots of people do).
Something wrong there I feel, given that "the poor are always with us".
As I live alone and most recipes don't work when down-sized to a portion for one, I tend to make enough for two and have the dish for dinner one night and the left-overs/second helping for lunch the following day. If the recipe doesn't work for two I put portions three and four into the freezer.