On the menu at Pondy
Project zone : Chettikuppam, Tamil Nadu, south India
Duration : 10 days (from the 2nd of February to the 11th 2009)
Aim : Intercultural exchanges for the cooking apprentices (Peyregoux-pondichery)
Course of action :
- discovering rural india
- raising awareness about work conditions in India and the problems that landless farmers encounter
- discovering Indian cooking
- exchange programs with Pondichery’s catering school
- organising a communal dinner at the French consulate in Pondichery
French Indian cuisine
SOLIDARITÉ supported the educational trip that the “Maison Familiale” of Peyregoux of Castres, France organised to Pondichery.
10 cookery apprentices decided to organise an exchange project to southern India. During their course they compared their cooking techniques with those of the catering school in Pondichery.
They discovered and exchanged recipes, but more importantly they learned about the hardships that farmers face in India.
To conclude their trip, they organised a communal dinner. The French minister of defence, Mr Bockel, the French ambassador, Mr Bonnafon and the French consul Mrs Rayet all attended.
The Maison Familliales Rurales,
were created in 1937 and are educational centres that work with families and professionals to train youngster and adults in specific domains appertaining to long term development. The course is divided between in field training and theoretical courses.