At Work With: Coralie JouhierA Parisian café owner explains how to make the most of the calm before doors open at midday.

At Work With: Coralie JouhierA Parisian café owner explains how to make the most of the calm before doors open at midday.

Issue 30

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Food

“We wanted a place that feels like our home,” says Coralie Jouhier, the co-owner of Afro-Caribbean vegan café Jah Jah by Le Tricycle. Her approach to vegan fare—and the space in which she serves it—dispels any stale stereotypes that might cling to ethical eating. “A lot of people thought vegan food was only eating salad or that it was a ‘white’ thing,” says Jouhier, whose mother and father hail from Martinique and Senegal respectively and raised her on a diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

Jouhier sees Jah Jah as a natural way of sharing her multicultural heritage with fellow Parisians while encouraging a broader understanding of animal-free cooking. “It’s important to respect your culture and share it in the most beautiful way you can, with a lot of love, so that pe...

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