Will Small Changes in the Kitchen Really Help California’s Drought?

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Steaming instead of boiling, cooking pasta in half the water, growing houseplants and gardens with leftover cooking water — in California, restaurant chefs and home cooks alike are using methods like these to save a little water, reports The New York Times. But will these small changes really help?

There’s also some interesting information in this post about how we’ll be getting smaller fruit from California this summer — but that’s actually a good thing. These smaller, drought-time fruits will be more intensely sweet than usual!

→ Read More: California’s Drought Changes Habits in the Kitchen by Kim Severson for the New York Times