Wednesday, November 30th @ 6pm
Join Tattered Cover as we welcome Sylvie Bigar to the Colfax location on November 30th at 6pm. She will be in conversation with Jenny Hartin. The two will be discussing Bigar's book Cassoulet Confessions: Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul! This event is free and open to the public.
Sylvie Bigar was used to traveling the world, trying every delicacy that you can think of. She's a writer, mostly on food and travel. But it was one dish in particular that Sylvie tried, in the French region of Occitanie, it's called Cassoulet. Think of plump gleaming beans, duck meat, sausage in a golden sauce and pork. It got its hooks into her and wouldn't let go. So she did what anyone would do with a regular job, children in school and life in another country, she returned to France and became an apprentice to learn to cook cassoulet. She hoped that giving herself to the mysterious dish would free her from its grip. And what she found was a whole world of passion, disagreement, and her own complicated family history.
Her book Cassoulet Confessions is published by Hardie Grant." -ABC Radio Conversations
I'd like to start this off by thanking you for teaching me so much French. You were a great teacher and you helped me learn so many new things. I'd also like to apologize for missing a lot of lessons, although I'm sure that I would've rather gone to them. Again, you are the best teacher I've ever had, and it's sad to say goodbye to you.
Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home.
A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills.
Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this "old dog" to learn new tricks, but we could not go slower. It has been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.
A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?