Change the climate on your plate!
Four seasons, four regions, four chefs and their favourite producers: that’s the idea behind the exhibition "Change the climate on your plate!". This educational travelling exhibition can be seen at the Orangerie in the Jardin du Luxembourg between July 25 and August 5 2019.
More than 100 photographs make up the exhibition, conceived and created in 2017 by Alain Fouray (photographer), Béatrice Fouray (scriptwriter), Paule Masson (journalist) and François Pasteau (chef). The objective is to challenge, inform and enlighten the public about the properties of plants and the fact that "what’s good for the climate is good for the health". In fact, 30% of the Greenhouse Effect is related to food.
Along with François Pasteau, three other committed chefs took part in the initiative: Nadia Sammut, David Royer and Jacques Marcon. Each of them introduced their region and their local producers. So the book, like the exhibition, is divided into four regions and a corresponding season. The Ile-de-France was photographed in winter, the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region in spring, Nouvelle Aquitaine in summer and the Auvergne Rhône Alpes in autumn. The chefs explain their approach and philosophy and give us advice about how to eat well, in order to take care of both ourselves and our planet.
A large format art book compiles photographs from the exhibition and brings the project to a wider audience. The objectives are the same: to challenge, inform and enlighten the public about the properties of plants and the fact that "what’s good for the climate is good for the health". Prefaced by Olivier Roellinger, who encourages us to “start a delicious revolution”, this book reminds us why we should respect the vegetal, the local, and the seasonal.
Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
19 bis rue de Vaugirard, Férou entrance
From Thursday July 25 to Monday August 5 2019
Métro: Line 4, Saint Sulpice stop; or Line 10, Mabillon stop
Buses: lines 58, 84, 89, Luxembourg stop
RER: Line B, Luxembourg stop (follow exit Jardin du Luxembourg)
More info on the Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg website (in french).