12/28/2010 05:47 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Noma's René Redzepi Wants You To Eat Your Christmas Tree

Calling it a "shame" that people throw out Christmas tree "as if they were garbage," chef René Redzepi (of the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen) would like you to cook and eat it. It's like hyper-local foraging, except you're foraging in your living room. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Redzepi writes: "Nature takes enormous time and effort to produce something that we use only briefly. Why don't we make greater use of this living tree, as we make use of so many other kinds of plants on earth, by eating it?"

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