Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom · In English
Le Festival de la Francophonie / FrenchWorldFest goes virtual this year… so you can enjoy food, culture and films from around the world from the comfort of your maison!
For those who will miss the Kick-Off evening, we offer FrancoFun Food demonstrations throughout the month of March given by our friends from Belgium, Canada, France, Quebec, Martinique, Switzerland and Vietnam. Cook along with them and stay to ask questions about the customs and cuisines of each country!
Join us for a tour des Alliances hosted live by rapper Webster on Saturday March 20th, Journée internationale de la francophonie — and don’t forget to check the special film selection offered by Matt Jackson, your Sunday Ciné-Club host!
SUISSE : La raclette
Our friends les Suisses tell you how to pull off this popular dish involving melted cheese, potatoes and pickles from your own kitchen with a live demonstration by Chef Johann Lustenberger.
Stay after the demonstration and ask the Swiss team anything you always wanted to know about banks, chocolate, watches or… how is it possible to speak 4 languages in such a small country?
Prep time: 10 mintes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes
Equipment: Oven with broiler, pot for cooking potatoes, baking tray for broiling the raclette, cutting Board
(For 1 serving)
2 oz of Raclette Cheese (available at WholeFoods)
2 medium to small red skin potatoes
2 Cocktail Onions
- Boil 2 medium to small sized potatoes in pot with water
- Preheat Oven broiler 400f
- Cut cooked potatoes in half - do not peel and put on a baking tray
- Cut 1⁄4” slices of Raclette cheese approximately the same size as each half of the potatoes and lay it on top of the potatoes
- Place under the pre-heated broiler until cheese has melted
- Place the "Raclette" (potatoes with melted Cheese) on a serving plate
- Sprinkle some Paprika on top
- Garnish with Cornichons & Cocktail Onions
Bon appétit! Buon Appetito! Guten Appetit!
With Marie-Simone Pavlovich from the Swiss Benevolent Society and Professor Emerita, Northwestern University.
What is la Francophonie?
La Francophonie is a concept which was born of an understanding and appreciation of the fact that, owing to history, the French language is spoken by 300 million people across 5 continents. It is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting democracy, human rights and peace. The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) is the entity which embodies the values of la Francophonie, seeking to promote the French language, francophone culture, as well as developing economic cooperations among its 88 member states and governments.
The Alliance Française de Chicago shares this mission; as a French-speaking organization, we seek to engage as many individuals as possible with the French language and cultures of francophone nations.
La Francophonie est née de la compréhension et de l'appréciation du fait que la langue française est parlée par 300 millions de personnes sur les 5 continents. C'est une célébration de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, qui fait la promotion de la démocratie, des droits de l'homme et de la paix.
L'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) est l'entité qui incarne les valeurs de la Francophonie, cherchant à promouvoir la langue française, la culture francophone, ainsi qu'à développer les coopérations économiques entre ses 88 États et gouvernements membres.
L'Alliance française de Chicago partage cette mission ; en tant qu'organisation francophone, nous cherchons à faire participer le plus grand nombre possible de personnes à la langue française et aux cultures des nations francophones.
Check out our FrancoFun Food demonstrations, our Sunday Ciné-Club, and our tour du monde hosted live by rapper Webster on Saturday March 20th, Journée internationale de la Francophonie!