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Our picks of the week

 

Melt into Swiss comfort with this raclette recipe

Acclaimed Chicago chef Paul Kahan of Publican brings Switzerland’s favorite cheesy comfort food, raclette, to you. This upbeat 8 minute video takes a Swiss classic and gives it a decidely modern Chicago twist. 

Weekly recommendations from our Library

Now you can have access to book recommendations from our library. Blog post updated weekly that connects you to our favorite reads for any age and French level. 

Eat and drink like French Impressionist, Claude Monet 

This 22 minute long episode of Art Cooking explores the life, art, and eating habits of the great Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The menu bases itself on the journals Monet kept during his years in Giverny, France, enjoying the freshest produce from his vegetable garden.
 

Take a look at Edgar Artis' 3D fashion illustrations

Armenian illustrator living in Paris, Edgar Artis playfully combines his pencil-drawn fashion illustrations with real life, miscellaneous objects. His work to date includes food art masterpieces such as a magnificent spaghetti ball gown, and a kiwi cocktail dress. 

Delve into the invention of the French restaurant 

In this 1 hour and 30 mins video of a recent AF event, author and history professor Rebecca Spang brings us back to eighteenth-century Paris where the institution of the restaurant was beginning to shift. While attorney and scholar Richard Shepro reveals the true history of the four essential methods of food pairing. 

 

A voir /  To See

The Louvre Museum Online

Available in English et en français.

Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Louis Vuitton Foundation shares their archives online, from past exhibitions to musical performances. En français.

Château Versaille Online

Chateau Versailles is offering virtual tours covering history, fashion, and food. In English et en français.

The Universal Museum of Art

Shares virtual tours of over 60 Musees, and their exhibits range from general virtual tours to specialty exhibits, like cats in art throughout history.

French Art at the Morgan Library

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France with an introduction by Colin Bailey and a tour of the exhibition. In English.

SECRETS D'HISTOIRE

The official YouTube channel of France 2's series SECRETS D'HISTOIRE presented by Stéphane Bern. While it features many intriguing hour+ long specials, it also offers highlights and more en français.

Paris History with Russell Kelley

The Making of Paris with Historian Russell Kelley, a 6 part recorded presentation. In English, 1 hour each. See the individual presentations here: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 5.2, and part 6.

 

A lire / To Read

Christian Dior et Moi online

Online book about designer Raf Simons' creative work for Christian Dior. En français.

French Comic books 

Now you can have access to comic books online. En français.

Listen to the Adventures of Tintin 

Now you can listen to your favorite Tintin adventures! Includes adaptations of "Les Cigares du pharaon", "Le Lotus bleu", "Les 7 boules de cristal" et le "Temple du soleil". En français.

 

A manger / Eat

Le Fooding 

Wanting more French and food? Check out this online guide that also features recipes.  En français.

CuisineAZ.com
Now you can find all of your favorite French recipes through this French Youtube channel that features most videos under 2 minutes. En français.
 

Ailleurs…/ Travel

Beautiful Escapes -  Echappées belles

Wanting to travel but feel like you’re stuck on your couch? Travel France, Francophone locations, and the rest of the world through this French series. Featuring stunning episodes 1 hour 30 minutes long. En français

Nos terres inconnues - Avec Nicole Ferroni sur l’île d’Ouessant

Seulement 800 personnes vivent à l’année sur l’île d’Ouessant, en Bretagne. Nicole Ferroni et Raphaël de Casabianca partent à la découverte de l’île et de ses habitants. En français.

À la découverte d’Argelès-sur-Mer, France

Partez à la découverte d’Argelès-sur-Mer, une petite ville française de 10 000 habitants située dans le département des Pyrénées-Orientales, en région Occitanie. Avec le blogueur voyage Bruno Maltor. En français

 

A la mode/ Fashion

Fashion shows through French Vogue

Need easy access to the latest fashion shows/défilés? Check out the reviews and lookbooks directly from Vogue. Articles en français.

Olivier Roustaing:Menswear at Balmain with Loic Prigent 

Get exclusive access to the backstage collection with Loic Prigent's most recent, mais non! sur Youtube, Fr/En and subtitles, each episode about 20/25 min. For English please choose Closed Captioning. 

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