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
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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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!
About the organization
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.
Examples Starter Hummus / Taboulé quinoa & vegetables / Quiche chard & pine nuts / Soup lentils Dish Rice and lentils with…
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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!
Things to keep in mind
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.
Tree nut allergy
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Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
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?!
Mediterranean cooking & solidarity