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Jul 29, 2013 11:33 AM

LeftoverSwap: Would you do it?

Whaddya think, 'hounds? Yeah or nay?

A new app allows you to post photos of your leftovers; users can trade food, or simply take it off your hands.

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  1. Ummmmmmm NO! Wait, let me rethink that......ummmmmmmmmmmm NOPE, still NO!!!

      1. Not a chance in hell.

          1. I don't consider them leftovers. I routinely cook extra portions so as to have them for future meals. I would not care to give them up. However, if other people discard perfectly good food just because they don't want to repeat a meal, I'd be happy to serve in the stead of the disposal.

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            1. re: greygarious

              I'm the exact opposite. I'd give my leftovers to others (though I do use mine). But I'd never take leftovers from strangers. How would I know how clean their kitchen is? Whether they washed their hands as needed? Whether they mix their cooked poultry with raw? Etc, etc. I'm not a germaphobe, but basic hygeine issues would be in the back of my mind.

              I do take leftovers from sisters and good friends . . . but then, I'm comfortable with their levels of hygeine.

              1. re: greygarious

                Agree, they are not leftovers, they're lunch!

                The only things that don't end up getting eaten or repurposed are things that really weren't very good to begin with. I'm thinking of a soup I made a few weeks ago...