Join us on Monday, June 1st as we team with the Alliance Française and MarieBette Cafe’ to welcome Paris-based chef Allison Zinder for a delicious and informative special event:
“L’Histoire de la Pâtisserie Française”
Talk (in French) and Pastry Tasting
Monday, June 1st
RSVP (to: firstname.lastname@example.org) requested.
Who doesn’t dream of biting into a buttery, fresh croissant first thing in the morning, or brioche? Or a macaroon, traditional or modernized with surprising flavors such as passion fruit or tarragon? Le pain d’épices, le madeleine de Proust, voilà notre programme! From Catherine de Médicis to Christophe Michalak, French pastry constantly evolves. Join Allison Zinder on a tour of the History of French Pastry (in French bien sûr!), followed by a tasting and two original recipes!
About Allison Zinder:
Allison is a native Virginian but French by adoption. She moved to Paris in 1995 where she studied history at the Architecture School of Paris-Belleville. Her love of cooking and teaching lead her to cooking school in the Loire Valley and a return to Paris in 2007 to teach at The European Center for Culinary Professionsin Paris’ 19th Arrondissement.
In 2014 she began her own business, Paris on the Edge, a web site and company that brings together her different passions: cooking, teaching, and eating, exploring eastern Paris, French culture and language, and artists and their creative process.
She leads “off-the-beaten path” walking tours of Eastern Paris including: Paris of the People: From City to Village and From Meat-Packing to Fruit-Picking, Through Quarries and Hills, as well as cooking classes.
We are thrilled to get to know Allison, promote Paris on the Edge and learn more about a topic we love, French Pastry, from an avid connoisseur and Francophile chef de la Virginie!
While this event is FREE and open to the public, we recommend arriving EARLY (5pm) to secure a spot and purchase
SPECIAL FRENCH PASTRIES prepared by Allison & MarieBette for this evening! (Get there before we do!)
Check out Allison’s website/blog, which includes recipes and lists her amazing guided walking tours of Paris!