In this immersive language course taught entirely in French, experience the rich and diverse world of French cooking, eating, and culture. Each day, prepare a new recipe in our private kitchen with your classmates as you travel across the city in search of the freshest ingredients at local markets, discuss techniques with Parisian chefs, and learn the vocabulary of cooking. Visit biointensive urban farms that use minimal amounts of water and supply herbs and vegetables to local restaurants, and discuss how nutrition meets equity and justice with local food advocates. On a day trip to Normandy, meet with apple farmers whose families have grown heirloom varieties for generations, and cheesemakers who craft Camembert, Pont-L’Evêque, and Livarot. In the city, combine traditional French dishes with global influences, and meet restaurateurs, servers, and cooks who make their living in the industry. A minimum of two years of French study is required.
There is a supplemental fee of $150 for this major and $100 for this minor.