The Lepcha School, India
Right outside of Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim state in India’s far northeast region, we worked with a local orphanage school dedicated to providing education to the various minority groups that inhabit the state. Over seven different minority groups were represented amongst our lively group of over 35 students – from the Tibetan Platuea, to the Bhutanese hillsides. The group worked together to produce an unbelievable quantity of homemade food unique to a variety of different food cultures. This workshop focused on highlighting the connection between food, community, and culture by celebrating unique holiday foods that bring different groups together.