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Milk Café – World Cultures and Cuisine, Quai Branly museum

April 8th, 2012

Each Milk Café session focuses on a world region shown at Quai Branly, using works from the museum’s collections.
Enjoy a cultural, gastronomic experience, exploring the wonderful world of dairy products! Milk in world cultures is explained by an anthropologist and reinterpreted in a demonstration by a master chef.

2nd Milk Café session
Sunday 8 April – 4-6 p.m.
Quai Branly museum
Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre foyer

The Fulani

Did you know?
The geographic dispersion of Fulani shepherds in Central and West Africa has led to wide diversity of eating habits and behaviour. Over time, they have developed different means of subsistence (rearing, herding or agropastoralism) and diverse levels of mobility (sedentary, nomad or semi-nomad), which testify to their techno-economic malleability. In addition to exploiting their own ecosystems by hunting, gathering and farming, the Fulani find the food they need in neighbouring societies. In doing so, they have borrowed culinary techniques, which have contributed to their evolving dietary practices.

Rougui and Dorothée
Rougui Dia, baptised ‘the Black Pearl’ in reference to her Fulani origins, is the executive chef at Petrossian 144, a restaurant specialised in caviar. She is one of the rising stars among a very select group of women chefs – just a handful of fast-emerging talents in a traditionally male-dominated field. Dorothée Guilhem is an anthropologist, Fulani specialist and researcher at the international joint research centre of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), a laboratory based in France, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Together, Rougui and Dorothée will present the 2nd Milk Café at the Quai Branly museum, inviting you to a talk accompanied by a tasting session focused on African food and in particular milk in the Fulani culture.

Milk Café PDF (in french)
Milk Café is a series of events organized by Milk Factory and OCHA (French think-tank on eating habits)

@Dorothée Guilhem