Upcoming Ateliers (Workshops) at AFSR

Atelier de Cuisine et Conversation avec Julia Fornage

Photo of French students and teacher gathered around in kitchen learning how to use torch

Back by popular demand … Julia’s marvelous “Cuisine et Conversation” workshop ! Don’t worry if your French is rudimentary or rusty — you’ll be equipped with useful vocabulary, marvelous ingredients to whip up scrumptious dishes while surrounded by a supportive, enthusiastic group of francophones.

Date: Saturday, 16th Nov. 2019, 2-5PM
Location: At Julia Fornage’s home in Petaluma (details to follow for registered participants)
Price: $60 – Please email Julia (click on “Sign Me Up”) to register and bring a check for $60 made out to “Julia Fornage”

Prepare and share a fabulous meal while learning and speaking French.

This workshop offers students the opportunity to:

  • Familiarize themselves with everyday French around the kitchen and meals
  • Learn useful techniques in preparing French dishes
  • Speak French in a relaxed atmosphere at a cozy home

On the menu: It’s apple season !
Apple and persimmon salad, Normandy-style chicken, Tarte Tatin (a type of upside-down apple tart – divine!)

Programme du cours :
1.  Faire connaissance (introductions)
2.  Présentation du menu et des recettes (menu and recipe discussion)
3.  Vocabulaire / expressions utiles (useful expressions)
4.  Démonstration des techniques “du jour”
5.  Préparation des recettes en groupe (group prep of recipes)
6.  À table! Dégustation des plats. Bon appetit !


Past Ateliers at AFSR

  • Please join us for an afternoon of French language and botany on Saturday, September 7 from 2:00 – 4:00pm, presented by AFSR teacher Kate Levine.Kate will explore the history of “phytothérapie “ (study of medicinal plants) in Europe and France in particular, as well as study some botanical preparations. Since this is a hands-on workshop, you will learn to prepare a lavender oil infusion (using the harvested lavender in the photo) and its various applications.

Practice Your French

Alliance Française of Santa Rosa

182 Farmers Lane, Suite #200, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: 707-543-8151