Madeline Nelson is hosting a dinner party for a dozen friends. She is serving four courses, including mixed green salad and stuffed peppers. The grocery bill for such an elaborate feast? Zero. That's because this food doesn't come from inside a store, but outside of it.
The night before the dinner, Nelson led a "trash tour" on the streets of tony Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., dumpster diving at bakeries and grocery stores.
Nelson, 51, used to be a corporate executive, and worked in corporate...Full Story