Monday, March 22 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!
We offer FrancoFun Food demonstrations throughout the month of March given by our friends from Belgium, Québec/Canada, France, Morocco, Martinique, Switzerland and Vietnam. Cook along with them and stay to ask questions about the custom and cuisine of the country!
Join us for a tour des Alliances hosted live by rapper Webster en français 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!
CANADA / QUEBEC : Sausages with blueberries, beans with maple syrup with Chef Ryan Brosseau
There is a new French-Canadian restaurant in town and it’s called Dear Margaret. Chef Ryan Brosseau will show us how to put together a hearty sugar shack inspired meal for the cold climate: pork sausages with blueberry aigre-doux, baked navy beans with maple syrup and a salad with pickled beets. Order a meal kit from Dear Margaret with everything you need to cook along in your kitchen! (All details below.)
After the demonstration, we'll host a live Q&A with Chef Brosseau and our Canadian friends. Ask about Chicago’s new restaurant option, sugar shack culture, how maple syrup is a superfood … and how many languages are spoken in such a big country.
How to order:
Get all the ingredients for the dishes listed plus a Nanaimo bar for dessert for $50 (two person serving). Option to add foie gras (+$20).
Order your meal kit HERE for pick up at Dear Margaret (2965 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657) on Saturday, March 20 or Sunday, March 21 between noon and 4:30 p.m.:
NB: The meal kit includes some par-cooked items and will require warming, assembling, seasoning and adding accoutrements to all the dishes in order to complete the meal in a timely manner.
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!