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Kiwi Patisserie Chef Develops World’s First Upcycled Kumara Gelato

A Kiwi patisserie engineer has developed the world's first gelato made from upcycled toka toka (gold) kumara as part of an initiative to reduce food waste.


Hannah Clarke, a patisserie engineer from award winning, Island Gelato Co, has achieved a remarkable culinary milestone by developing the first-ever gelato created from upcycled toka toka (gold) kumara. This innovation forms part of a broader effort to combat food waste by showcasing the potential of utilising imperfect fruits and vegetables in artisan food products.