We are very pleased to be launching the second volume of the Parabere Essays :

ENCORE – Inspiring ways with leftovers, from 100 thoughtful cooks

In 2021 we wanted to highlight the respect and ingenuity of women through centuries of accommodating what remains – recipes that work miracles with little. Intelligent and playful, they are free dishes, generally without precise measurements. A cuisine rich in flavours but also in reality – not just of a financial nature, but an environmental one! These recipes are honest, deliciously nourishing and give even more desire to imagine and share, always taking in consideration to not waste and to make the most of food.

Our heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful Parabere women who contributed their thoughts, recipes and ideas. Our community. Thank you.

For each copy sold, 5 euros will go to the Parabere Grant, helping to fund our aim to make the Forum accessible to those who, for financial reasons, are unable to attend.

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Parabere Forum (2019), which followed the launch in 2018 of the « Parabere Gourmet City App » and the « Parabere Care Award », we are celebrating women in hospitality with this collection of 100 essays.

Cooking Up a Better Food Future is a manifesto of hope for the future of food. Our network of female chefs, cooks, producers, writers, filmmakers, activists, creative disruptors and innovators have responded to the question: ‘How can women change the future of food?’, sharing their individual experiences, revelations and insights with great humour, urgency and passion.

You will find common themes weaving through these compelling and heart-warming texts: the importance of education, empowering children, protecting heritage, nourishing on both micro and macro scales, the instinctive role of the mother, the place of women at the centre of the home and community, women’s ability to collaborate and protect, the power of memory and cooking as an act of feeding are clearly women’s timeless contributions to food.