$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time for discussion to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm ET

“How can anyone govern a nation which has 246 varieties of cheese?” is the legendary, only-half joking question attributed to Charles de Gaulle. France’s diverse variety of cheeses owes much to Normandy, in fact. In this program we’ll explore how regional cuisine speaks to both past and present. Camembert cheese is just one of Normandy’s many famous exports. We’ll explore the region’s lesser-known treasures, like cider and brandy, oysters and scallops, salt meadow lamb, as well as unusual and hearty dishes like boudin with apples, andouille de Vire, tripes à la mode de Caen. We won’t be cooking, but we’ll be ready to order from a Norman menu, or at least know what—or who—is coming to the table!

You will:

  • Understand the role food plays in the culture, traditions, and identity of Normandy today.
  • Discover how some of the best-known cheeses from Normandy are enjoyed.
  • See why cider and cider brandy can go with almost everything in Normandy.
  • Hear the secret of preparing Norman lamb.

Your educator, Ed Klein, used his MA in Business to work with various organizations and NGOs, before his career shift to the arts. After a decade, he decided to share his passion for art and history as an educator, and studied at both the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts and the École du Louvre, in his hometown of Paris. As a professional guide, Ed has led hundreds of visitors to historical sites in Normandy, Paris, Versailles, and throughout France.

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