Plant-Based Cooking Class in the Loire Valley

A_turnip_pinzimonio Photo: Baby turnips with colza-oil pinzimonio, La Cucina di Terresa

"Cooking food, sharing it with others is a marvellous celebration of life: the subtle seasonal harmony of color, texture savor echoing a harmony of existence," writes Terresa Murphy, a founder of plant-based cooking school La Cucina di Terresa.  VINGT Paris readers are invited for a 4-day class that will take place in Saint Georges sur Cher in the Loire Valley from Thursday April 8 until Sunday April 11, 2024. The series includes a 5-night stay at the charming Le Moulin du Port Bed and Breakfast on beautifully wooded grounds set along the Cher River, a stone's throw from the famous chateau de Chenonceau. Le Moulin du Port hosts an impressive tuff-stone water wheel, the remaining vestige of an industrious mill built on the spot back in 1883.

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Cerveau Collectif + Nuages de Saveurs at Le Laboratoire

Araceli Salgado Pintor writing for VINGT Paris  4008332096_68c2d7d2a0
Le Laboratoire's innovations are presented in the exhibit “Cerveau Collectif”. A showroom 
filled with tables on which multiple objects sit, inviting visitors to guess at the intriguing inventions purpose. With Mustrek, an interactive application for iphones, the visitor can follow the original steps used by the inventor, by either reading, listening to, or watching the stories behind each object. Mustrek is used here for the first time in an exhibition

Another section, called “Nuages de Saveurs” (Flavor Clouds), was created by food designer Marc Bretillot and Le Laboratoire’s director, David Edwards. Inventions presented at the exhibition include “Andrea” – a live air filter powered by a natural plant and the “Whif”, a chocolate inhalator. Michelin starred chef Thierry Marx and physicist Jerome Bibette invented a new form of flavor encapsulation; Harvard University students created a way of eating by aerosol. With the two inventions together, the technologies create an aroma diffuser for tasty cocktails. The visitor gets to ingest the Whaf's (pictured; different than the Whif) delicious flavored smoke through a straw. Smoking cocktails may certainly not be your typical museum visit, but they should be!

"Cerveau Collectif” and "Nuages de Saveurs": through January 4th 2010.

Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 to 7 pm.

Le Laboratoire

4 rue de Bouloi, 75001, Paris

Metro: Louvre-Rivoli / Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre

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