Culinary meetings around the fire
Ready for an encounter with fire?
Join me in the forest for a day of fire, shared cooking and encounters with nature. In "slow" mode, we'll sit around the fire, intuitive herbal tea in hand, cook together using local and seasonal produce, share a meal prepared together and enjoy the extraordinary peace and beauty of nature around us. In a small group, you'll share an adventure, take the time to rediscover the people you love, make new acquaintances, strengthen the bonds that unite us all and experience the pleasure of an encounter with fire.
Duration: one day from 10:30 am to 5 pm
You want to book a day to share only with your family or friends? Contact me.
An art from the mists of time
This experience is for anyone who wants to learn about the magic of bonding and outdoor cooking, regardless of their previous level of knowledge.
This day is for you if :
Welcome and artistic relaxation in the forest.
Creating your own intuitive tea
Starting a fire without matches
Preparation of the meal
Creating a table decoration with the nature around us
Sharing of the meal prepared together.
Reunion with a new energy
To take with you
Closed-toe shoes, suitable for outdoor activities.
Clothes adapted to the weather: raincoats in case of rain, a hat and gloves in winter, a hat and sun cream in summer
Rekindle your inner fire
My name is Anna and I will be your guide for this day.
Today, I'm the creator of the wood-fired cooking workshops. And before that? A career in human resources and professional writing, a thousand and one things to do every day, obligations piling up one on top of the other... One day I realized I was feeling empty, tired, disconnected. I was losing my joie de vivre, my creativity and my intuition, precious gifts that I used constantly in my professional and private life.
I took the time to re-evaluate my choices. As I thought about it, I went back in time. What did the little girl like to do? As a child, I had a deep and intense relationship with fire and wood-fired cooking. I was living in a Moroccan village at the time.
My parents had given me permission to create my own fire pit at the bottom of the garden, and to cook "dishes" for the neighborhood children and my family. Around the fire, we spent happy, noisy afternoons enjoying my creations. Friendship and fire are inseparable. That's how my love of cooking and my relationship with fire came about.
Philosophy of fire
The workshops were born out of this realization: in a highly urbanized, goal-oriented, productivity-driven world, we have lost our connection to our intuition and wildness, but also to our community.
Yet there's a simple, perfectly natural way to restore the balance: light a fire in nature and prepare a meal together. These primal gestures reactivate a million years of history between humans and fire. Sitting around a fire together gives strength to the group and a legitimate place to each individual.
Fire has always been a symbol of security, warmth, light, and a link with the world and others.
Philosophy of gesture
"Making", working with raw material with one's hands, renouncing the use of electricity, helps us connect to the emotion of the gesture, to the inner and emotional link we weave with the world.
Cooking over an open fire is a wonderful excuse to revisit our roots, to symbolically reconnect with the thousands of generations before us.
To light a fire without matches is to experience a ritual of preparation in which all the elements participate: the forest, the stone, the humidity, the wind... everything counts and teaches us to do without intermediaries between nature and ourselves.
These gestures are a kind of "active meditation" through concrete and pragmatic action. It is also a process: you will have to set your intention, take confidence, adjust your gesture to receive fire and food, these precious gifts of nature.
By cooking in nature on a fire prepared by yourself, you will short-circuit your rational vision to enter in the feeling, the touch. The mind will let go and allow you to experience your natural balance.