By Florie Cedolin
Jacqueline, Danny, Suzanne, Maria… They are about thirty seniors from Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines) to have participated in the development of the delivered A recipe, a story. A project supported for nearly two years by the CCAS and supported by the Department of Yvelines.
“A little over two years ago, we had the idea of getting seniors to talk about their memories related to cooking. With Bérangère Turquet, public writer, we went to see people at their homes to collect their memories. , recipes from their childhood, etc. "
"A little over two years ago, we had the idea of getting seniors to talk about their memories of cooking," says Anne-Marie Follezou, former CCAS volunteer. With Bérangère Turquet, public writer, we went to see people at home to collect their memories, the recipes of their childhood, etc. "
"We realized that talking about cooking allowed a whole story to unfold behind," adds Guy Bais, municipal councilor responsible for seniors. Some residents of the retirement home also participated. "I, who frequent them often, was very amazed at what they had to say," Guy Bais continues. This project also created a bond and lifted some people out of their isolation. "
Family traditions, the pleasure of giving and sharing, the smells, the little stories of such and such a recipe, this is what the Jovaciens looked for in their memories.
"If you want to keep a husband, you have to cook for him"
In A recipe, a story, Jacqueline, for example, delivers her recipe for scallops, recounting her childhood with her parents in the business, working Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also Danny to whom his grandmother gave fruit juice at a time when this was not done. Or Suzanne, who lost her daddy at the age of 10 and to whom her grandmother said "If you want to keep a husband, you have to cook for him". "It's a book halfway between a memory book and a cookbook," writes Bérengère Turquet in the foreword.
In this beautiful book in which Jean-Yves Saez notably collaborated, The Rhymer, cooking enthusiasts will be able to both discover beautiful life stories and delicious recipes: honey tiles, Nantes cake, sweet toadstools, Nantes-style scallops, etc. "Some have entrusted us with their cookbooks which they have had for almost a hundred years," explains Jean-Yves Saez. And at the end, we left a few pages, so that those who will buy the book can also write their recipes there. "
Towards a volume 2
The book has been published in 200 copies. About a hundred have already been reserved but it is possible to obtain it from the CCAS. And who knows, this unique project could make children… “There may be a volume 2,” says Guy Bais. But on another theme. "
To obtain the book, contact the CCAS on 01 39 20 11 00. Price: 15 euros.