Traditional South Indian cooking uses plenty of locally grown vegetables, grains and millets. With changes in life styles in the villages, traditional ways of cooking and eating are being replaced by fast food. This has resulted in the younger generations of local communities becoming less aware of healthy ways of cooking and eating that have been part of their ancestors' lives for generations. Abundantly grown local vegetables are ignored for foods that appeal to the taste buds. LEC offers cooking lessons and workshops to women from the villages, people in Auroville and to others interested in exploring cooking with locally grown vegetables, grains and millets. LEC has also published a book titled "Sustainable Palate: From Local Farms to Auroville Plate - A Collection of Traditional Recipes".
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