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Lait de Poule: How to Make Grandma's Eggnog

May 02, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by Jonas Pariente and Irvin Anneix

In this charming short documentary, we follow filmmaker Irvin Anneix to his grandmother’s countryside cottage in France where the two prepare lait de poule, or “eggnog.” Over the course of an afternoon, Anneix provides us with an intimate glimpse into their grandson-grandmother bond, in part by putting a Go-Pro on his elderly grandmother and capturing all the details of her cooking. Ultimately, the film serves as a celebration of her recipes, memories, and traditions.

Lait de Poule is the first in the series of short films from Grandmas Project—a collaborative web series under the patronage of UNESCO that shares the stories and recipes of grandmas around the world, filmed by their grandchildren. If you are interested in contributing your own film to the series, you can apply here. For more videos and recipes, visit their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

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Author: Greyson Korhonen

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A showcase of cinematic short documentary films, curated by The Atlantic.