From Buddha Bowls to Faux-gras: Caleigh Paster ’21 on a Quest for Plant-based Cuisine in France

“One of (my host mother’s) friends runs a Facebook group for vegetarians in Aix, where every week they get together at a restaurant, taking over the storefront, to eat a wonderful plant-based meal. I had not expected this support and community that surrounds the vegetarian culture in France. However, this community is only found if you seek it out. As my host father made clear, the classic French dishes are not vegetarian: foie gras, croque monsieur, escargot, etc.” (Caleigh studied at the Wellesley-in-Aix Study Abroad Program.)

» Caleigh Paster – Friedberg Travel Fellowship Report (2020)