Vanessa Botella’s portrait

A combative and committed chef Coloured scarf in her hair to discipline her brown curls, ring in one nostril, elegant fitted kitchen jacket, Vanessa Botella, shows a serene look: that of the chef who has just delighted 70 people. On the daily menu: seasonal salad, hearty butternut and potato savoury tart and creamy vanilla cottage […]

Charline Fournier’s portrait

Cooking : a commitment At the Estey Social and Cultural Center in Bègles, a town of 27,000 inhabitants near Bordeaux, Charline Fournier has developed two particularly singular initiatives around cuisine: the Bistrot and the Bistrot mobile. Two projects between conviviality and social integration. Because cooking is a commitment.   With parents who ran a boarding […]

Focus : Paul Bert Network

An agro-ecological ambition around food In the heart of Bordeaux, in a former art deco building, the association Paul Bert Network has become over the years a meeting place between people in great precariousness and inhabitants of the city centre. One of the pillars of this particularly committed social centre: agroecology and good food for […]

Focus Refugee Food Festival

When Bordeaux kitchens open up to the world When restaurants open their kitchens to refugee cooks, the result is the Refugee Food Festival. In Bordeaux, the organizers are looking to register their work beyond this simple media event. They also accompany the integration of refugees, like Fatma Mulai. Originally from Western Sahara, the young woman […]

Focus Courts Circuits

7 family recipes  A digital and gourmet tourist offer on the right bank of Bordeaux Creating tourist routes in peripheral urban areas is a relatively new idea. Involving the inhabitants and local structures in the design and animation of these same routes, even more so ! Dive into a new form of tourism with 7 […]

Insertion versus Inclusion

Lighting by Yassir Yebba Novembre 21, 2019 In order to enlighten the European partners on the issues related to the launch of a food truck activity by young people, Yassir Yebba gave a conference. He preferred the word “inclusion” to “insertion”. Excerpts to better understand his thoughts…  “If you want to be active in your […]

The street kitchen for the integration of young people

The Estey’s Bistrots Novembre 27, 2019 The team of the Estey Social and Cultural Center of Bègles presented its Bistrot Mobile device to several European operators from Malta, Ireland, England and Germany. A look back at a meeting about a nomadic cooking initiative like no other. On this November morning, it’s chilly in the huge […]


In the European project KUS KUS, migrants are enabled to develop economic and professional skills that will help them to realize their dream of starting their own business in the gastronomy sector. The meeting of the regional alliance took place on 19.12.19 in the rooms of the kiezküchen “alte Mensa“. Representatives of learners interested in […]


In Ireland’s County Leitrim, boxty is a legendary local speciality food, Ireland’s own ‘world cuisine’.  Secret boxty recipes have been handed down in families from generation to generation while a new cohort of entrepreneurs have developed small food production businesses creating valuable jobs.  Boxty is also a key offering in differentiating the region’s food tourism […]

Margaux Velez, Le LABA, talks about the KUS KUS project

In this short video, Margaux Velez, our French partner from Le LABA, talks about the Kus Kus project, its objectives and who are the main beneficiaries of the materials that will be created by the Kus Kus partners during this two-year ErasmusPlus project. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates on the […]

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