Author Archives: Dumpster Aficionado

About Dumpster Aficionado

Just because you chow down on dumpster food doesn't mean you need to eat TRASH. Dumpster Aficionado is the Brag Rag of a small Southern Californian housing collective that wants to boast about our awesome D-hauls, show off the amazing meals we make, and introduce you to a culinary world you never knew existed.

This Week’s Specials

Turns out that the lull that fell upon our crisper drawers a couple weeks ago was more like the eye of the FREAKIN VEGETABLE STORM that resumed shortly thereafter.  On that note, Dear Reader, feast your visual palette on the … Continue reading

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Food Debauch

One of our members had a birthday recently. We decided to celebrate with a freegan-intensive party, with a single rule: no feeding yourself. The results spoke for themselves (but I can’t help but give a bit of commentary here and … Continue reading

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Spring Rolls

Purchased: Rice Paper Wrap Dumpstered: Tomatoes, Cucumber Free Sample: Mock Chicken Best. Breakfast. Ever.

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Trash Farms: Yes, They’re Possible

Among the many strategies available to Freegans, dumpster diving is among the logistically and ideologically weaker in the long term. It’s only as sustainable as the wastefulness of capitalism, and (luckily) that’s hardly something we can rely on forever. If … Continue reading

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Dumpster Aficionado: Back To School Edition

Three of us from Dumpster Aficionado were featured on a panel at UCSD entitled “What’s The Freegan Point” with Professor Milton Saier. It was a huge success; we actually had to move to a larger room to accommodate everyone! To … Continue reading

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Aaaaaand We’re (almost) Back!

So Uhh, This Is A Little Awkward… Didja miss us? The camera went MIA after the last post, so updates are going to be coming a bit more infrequently until we can find it. In the meantime, I found a … Continue reading

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Invasion Never Tasted So Savory

Plan 9 From Chowder Space The artichokes in tonight’s dinner look more like they had just crawled out of  a flying saucer than a dumpster, but nay, they come courtesy of the unwittingly wasteful darlings of VONS. Thanks for the … Continue reading

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Wine & Cheese

In 1985, Malcom Forbes payed $160,000 for a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite wine that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, and hired journalists to brag about it in his eponymous magazine. We at Dumpster Aficionado would like to salute Mr. … Continue reading

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Trash á la Mode

URBAN FORAGERS OF THE TRASHMASHER LEGION, I BRING YOU… DINNER! Dinner came late for us last night, so we went with a recipe that can boast one of the best Ritz/Time quotients in the culinary world of the postapocalypstic bourgeoisie: … Continue reading

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Grocery Run!

We raided the Whole Foods dumpster up north! Shop Locally, Dumpster Indiscriminately If you live in an urban food desert (which we sort of do), and have access to a car that can handle a little slime (which we do), … Continue reading

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