Work brings recipes for full use of food, worked in the IFSP Women Program
Câmpus Avaré launched the book “Mulheres de Avaré: recipes to remember”. The publication brings together the recipes worked during the food reuse workshops offered in the project Women of Avaré - Integral Use of Food, held in 2019, as part of the IFSP Women Program.
For the development of the project, Câmpus Avaré counted on a partnership with the Municipal Assistance and Social Development Secretariat, together with the Reference Center for Social Assistance III, and the Eduvale Faculty of Avaré. Through the initiative, training was offered to 25 women around the campus, in situations of vulnerability, who through full use and reuse of food, also learned to enrich food creatively, save, generate income and avoid and waste.
The students took classes in Solidarity Economy and Income Generation, Sustainability, Health and Quality of Life, Women's Rights and Personal Development, among other workshops. In addition, they participated in specific service actions, such as Health Day, vegetable garden workshop in small spaces and security and home repairs.
The recipes contained in the book were worked on by teachers Maressa de Freitas Vieira (IFSP) and Vivian Pupo de Oliveira Machado (Eduvale) during the classes of the Workshop on Integral Use of Food, a time when women learned to produce the recipes and, at the end , did the tasting. The publication also includes recipes worked on in the disciplines of good practices in handling and preserving food and introducing nutrition.
According to the organizers, the book arises from a request from women for organizing the recipes, so that they can use them in their homes and as a source of income. Professor Maressa believes that in addition to serving as a tool for the economic and symbolic valorization of the work of women participating in the projects, the book has become an important educational resource in order to combat the prejudice that still exists in Brazil regarding the use of unconventional parts. , considered “less noble”.
“We hope that not only the women participating in the project, but also all readers of the book will enjoy the recipes and look at bark, bark, stalks, seeds and leaves as a way to try new flavors and use unexpected ingredients to make eating more pleasurable. ”, Said the teacher.