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Mediterranean cooking & solidarity

Paris, FrancePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nada

4 hours
French
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

The group will make a unique journey:
- 10 am: at the famous Aligre street market: meet at the Old water Fountain in Beauvau covered market to discover and buy fresh and mainly organic produce. we will later use it in the cooking / tasting workshop, or donate it to women with children in need;
- 11 am: trip around the district with three stopoffs:
- Palais de la Femme / Salvation Army shelter for women and children in need: visit of the ground floor and solidarity grocery in the library, as well as dropping off fruit / vegetable in the HopHopFood solidarity pantry;
- La Pâtisserie, the Famous bakery/cake/chocolate shops and restaurant by French baking superstar Cyril Lignac, where we will buy bread / baguettes for our meal;
- Jardin de la Folie Titon: a green oasis nestled in the heart of the district;
- Midday- 2 pm: in the HopHopFood premises together we will prepare a healthy meal (satrter-main-dessert) inspired by Mediterranean colors and flavors. During these 2 hours in HopHopFood's Paris base, you will find out more about the innovative actions by the association to tackle food waste and insecurity in France.
Join this four-hour experience and you will be contributing towards introducing more solidarity pantries and offering people in need cooking workshops like the one you attended.
Walking route: 1.700 metres = 22-minute walk
Other things to note
We will walk about 1.700 metres to go from the Aligre market, passing by the garden of Louis Majorelle square (with hives), the Palais de la Femme, the Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac, then through the Jardin de the Folie Titon before ending our visit at HopHopFood premises (281 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine). Warm clothes and umbrella?!
The group will make a unique journey:
- 10 am: at the famous Aligre street market: meet at the Old water Fountain in Beauvau covered market to discover and buy fresh and mainly organic produce. we will later use it in the cooking / tasting workshop, or donate it to women with children in need;
- 11 am: trip around the district with three stopoffs:
- Palais de la Femme / Salvation Army shelter for women and children in need: visit o…

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Meet your host, Nada

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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After studying pharmacy and working in the private sector as a pharmacist / researcher, I raised my daughter while training in herbal medicine.
Born in the Lebanon in 1968, I came to Paris over 30 years ago. French-Lebanese, I have always been passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, about food that is good, simple and healthy , with delicious flavors from subtle spices.
A close friend to the co-founders of HopHopFood and a volunteer with the association for years, I suggested offering this first "Cooking & solidarity" experience to promote the good work of HopHopFood to tackle food waste, as well as helping people suffering from food insecurity. Healthy eating should be a right for all, not a privilege!
After studying pharmacy and working in the private sector as a pharmacist / researcher, I raised my daughter while training in herbal medicine.
Born in the Lebanon in 1968, I came to Paris over 30 years ago. French-Lebanese, I have always been passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, about food that is good, simple and healthy , with delicious flavors from subtle spices.
A close friend to the co-founders of HopHopFood and a volunteer with the association for years, I suggested offering…
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About the organization: HopHopFood



A non-profit organization legally recognised of general interest, HopHopFood provides citizens and businesses tools (digital and physical) of tackling their waste and giving any surplus food (or just for solidarity) to people in need in their neighborhoods. During the cooking & solidarity experience we will discover a solidarity pantry and meet a HopHopFood partner structure representing this solidarity-based approach.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to HopHopFood.
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Where you'll be

Aligre market: famous for its social mix and vast range of produce.
Palais de la Femme: built in 1910 as a hotel for men only, bought in 1926 by the Salvation Army to provide accommodation for single women only. Today it's home to 630 women in need with children
Jardin de la Folie Titon: a historic park site where the first, manned hot air balloon took off in 1783 and where the riots began that lead to the French Revolution in July 1789!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Colin
December 2019
Nada gave a very personal touch, combining her own Lebanese culture and cuisine with the charm and experience of marché Aligre and the social/ecological aims of HopHop food.
Celine
December 2019
Hôtesse et expérience culinaire parfaite! Lieu magique et moment de partage avec des personnes que je n'aurais pu rencontrer dans un autre contexte. Le contact avec les commerçants au marché d'Aligre est inoubliable et tellement French! J'ai aimé choisir les ingrédients sous l'œil averti de Nada qui a des doigts magiques et a tout transformé en plats délicieusement simples et originaux. Toute l'expérience est unique et tellement satisfaisante pour être solidaire. Nada est généreuse, solaire et ingénieuse! Expérience magique à renouveler...
Hôtesse et expérience culinaire parfaite! Lieu magique et moment de partage avec des personnes que je n'aurais pu rencontrer dans un autre contexte. Le contact avec les commerçants…
Akila
December 2019
This experience was truly unique and got me to discover a hidden part of Paris which I didn't even know I was missing out on. We had a great time strolling around the marché, and chatting with all of the artisans and knowledgeable shop-owners. They all knew Nada personally and were really happy to show us their product and let us try various things. We then had a lovely walk and learnt about the east of Paris, which isn't the most touristy part but is actually full of historical references (and great bakeries). We also got to enter the "Palais de la Femme" - a beautiful protected historical building, which is not only historical and beautiful but a place of real solidarity and community today. The director of the "epicerie solidaire" gave us a really moving talk - and we got to meet a bunch of lovely volunteers, who are passionate about helping others. The food was delicious - we learnt to make Lebanese food (Hummus, spicy and lemony chicken, cake) and shared a relaxed meal where I've made new friends! Cooking was really fun and we all shared different tasks. Nada was super knowledgeable and such a lovely teacher. Bonus was that we all shared a bottle of wine at the end. All and all a great experience, which I would 100% recommend to any of my friends if they are visiting Paris !
This experience was truly unique and got me to discover a hidden part of Paris which I didn't even know I was missing out on. We had a great time strolling around the marché, and c…
Montagu
December 2019
Une expérience globale, généreuse et gourmande que demander de plus ? Globale car elle permet de rencontrer des commerçants qui adorent faire partager leur passion, de mieux découvrir ce quartier de Paris, de faire une halte passionnante au Palais de la Femme (géré par l'Armée du Salut) et de cuisiner ensemble. Généreuse parce qu'on participe ainsi au développement de HopHopFood association qui fait avec des petits moyens des choses utiles et concrètes pour favoriser la solidarité de voisinage. Gourmande enfin, car le repas est aussi délicieux que facile à faire. Il est aussi très complet puisqu'il inclus une entrée, un plat, un dessert mais aussi du fromage, du très bon pain et du vin que l'on a aussi choisi ensemble. Bref je recommande !
Une expérience globale, généreuse et gourmande que demander de plus ? Globale car elle permet de rencontrer des commerçants qui adorent faire partager leur passion, de mieux découv…
Denise
December 2019
Venant de province, j'ai entendu parler d'HopHopFood et de ses actions de solidarité à travers l'alimentation, pour lutter contre la précarité alimentaire. Bénévole de cette association reconnue d'intérêt général, Nada anime une expérience unique de 4 heures. Mêler cuisine et solidarité n'était pas chose aisée, mais Nada a su parfaitement créer et mener à bien cela avec un groupe complet de 8 personnes. Attentive avec chacun, passionnée de cuisine mais aussi de cette solidarité dont nous avons tant besoin dans notre société ! Grâce à Nada, j'ai pu pénétrer dans ce lieu magnifique et emblématique de la solidarité qu'est Le Palais de la Femme. Comprendre comment une association peut apporter une pierre à l'Armée du Salut pour soulager de nombreuses femmes en détresses à travers un garde-manger solidaire et des invendus de supermarchés donnés à l'épicerie solidaire sur place, qui se tient dans la splendide bibliothèque, a été pour moi le clou de l'expérience ! Le prix de 95€ était tout-à-fait justifié, au regard de toutes les choses vues et faites, et notamment un déjeuner savoureux et super sain, avec tous les à-côtés (vin délicieux, houmous exceptionnel -mais c'est vrai que Nada est d'origine libanaise !) ! Merci Nada, et quelle belle association qu'HopHopFood !
Venant de province, j'ai entendu parler d'HopHopFood et de ses actions de solidarité à travers l'alimentation, pour lutter contre la précarité alimentaire. Bénévole de cette associ…
Bénédicte
December 2019
Expérience très sympa et instructive en termes de découverte d'une partie de Paris historique mais peu connu dont l'incroyable Palais de la Femme avec la découverte d'une épicerie solidaire notamment. Les courses au marché et la cuisine faite ensemble avec des produits de saison et de nombreux conseils anti-gaspi vont me permettre de mieux gérer ma façon de faire des courses et de cuisiner ! Nada est une hôte formidable, très généreuse et pleine d'attention, et savoir que l'on participe aussi à aider une association qui lutte contre le gaspillage et la précarité alimentaires a été pour moi important dans ce choix d'expérience.
Expérience très sympa et instructive en termes de découverte d'une partie de Paris historique mais peu connu dont l'incroyable Palais de la Femme avec la découverte d'une épicerie…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Vegan
Gluten-free
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Fish allergy
Vegetarian
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Dairy-free
Pescatarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes if it's cold.