We were contacted by Atelier Pur to test their cooking class business in Old Lille. In September 2021, a new concept of well-being was opened where positive food is central. We come here for culinary workshops but also for yoga sessions as well as for nutritional accompaniments or even for theme days. We had the opportunity to participate in the workshop The basics of living and hypotoxic food, around a moment of cooking, sharing and tasting.
Do good by eating good food
After a brief presentation of the place and the proposed activities, we quickly rolled up our sleeves to cook. On the menu the preparation of a cold soup with seasonal vegetables followed by quinoa, autumn squash and chickpea coulis. In other words, we are the antithesis of porn food. Here we cook by gathering information to understand in order to eat well while maintaining pleasure and a shape of gluttony. Despite the preconceptions, the operation worked and, almost miraculously, we want to change little things simple enough to change our eating habits.
Fat, this is life
We will not give you a detailed account of good practices here because we basically know the theory in outline. Eat local, in season, avoid processed products, eat less meat, increase your share of vegetables at the expense of meat and starchy foods… Until then, let’s follow. But know that even in the realm of detox and positive food, you are told that fat is life. When you think you need to avoid fat, you learn that you need a lot of fat. Only, we are talking about good fat. Olive oil must become your best friend, as well as a whole host of oils that allow you to vary tastes while offering gluttony in your healthy dishes. The gluttony also comes with spices, aromas, herbs and condiments that clearly differ from the grass of the meadows.
After the effort, comfort
After everyone scrambled to prepare the meal of the day, we ended up sitting down pretty quickly. A certain pride in having contributed to a colorful and healthy meal, immediately combined with a pleasure of taste. And just to tell you we’re not exactly the target. We concluded this moment of constructive well-being by going to meet the plants and aromatic herbs that are found in the magnificent garden of this space and which serves as the raw material for your creations.
As you may have guessed, Atelier Pur works around positive food workshops. It contributes and carries the keys to well-being even beyond nutrition. Sharing. You can therefore also participate in yoga classes, detox courses, etc. in a place where beauty is at the service of good.
Monday 11 October> 12:00 – 14:00
LABORATORY “DISCOVERY OF HERBS AND NATURALITY”
Friday 15 October> 10:30 – 12:30
Wednesday 20 October: 18:30 – 20:00
Thursday 21 October> 11:00 – 12:30
and Monday 22 November, from 18:30 to 20:00
Monday 25 October> 12:00 – 14:00
🏠 8 bis rue Jean Moulin – Lille
🕓 Open Monday to Friday