Posts Tagged ‘French’

IMG_8679People don’t like me in their kitchens. I’m always welcomed warmly as a guest, considering I have what may be the world’s un-pickiest palate and devour any dishes placed in front of me with an open mind, eager stomach, and mouth full of praise for the chef after I’ve made sure every crumb on my plate has been carefully tended.

It’s a different story though, once the act of making said delicious meal is placed upon me. I freak out, burn things, and generally wreak havoc upon whatever space has the extreme misfortune of housing my presence. Thus, it was much to my shock to find myself working and thoroughly enjoying my time at a boulangerie (French for “bakery”) for internship credit during a semester abroad in Strasbourg, France! (more…)

French 101: “The Class”

Posted: November 5, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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If you thought the “inner-city classroom drama” genre was played out (thanks Michelle Pfeiffer), leave it to the French to prove you wrong. At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, The Class (Entre les murs) won the Palme d’Or, the equivalent to Best Picture at the Oscars. France has already submitted the film to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film consideration in 2009.