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Learn how to “Eat Smart in France”

Author Ronnie Hess will show you how to find the heart of French culture through its sumptuous cuisine, decipher the menu, know the market foods & embark on a tasting adventure. Thursday March 31st, 7:00 pm Madison Public Library-Sequoya Branch 4340 Tokay Boulevard, Madison, WI 53711 Designed for food aficionados and travelers who want to get to the heart of a culture through its cuisine, this richly detailed and well-researched culinary travel guidebook explains how to find the most delicious, authentic, and adventurous eating experiences in France. Author Ronnie Hess shares the secrets she’s uncovered—from restaurant dining to home cooking to fresh market produce and street-vendor fare. Like other guides in the award-winning Eat Smart series, Eat Smart in France intertwines history, geography, language, and diet. It provides a rich, historical perspective on the origins and varieties of French food and extensive background on regional dishes. Included are two glossaries of terms in French and English: • Menu Guide demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants • Foods & Flavors Guide provides a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking styles, and more to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun. A delicious bonus is a chapter of authentic recipes from food professionals in restaurants and cooking schools, as well as from home cooks, which can be savored as a preview or reminiscence...

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Mystery author Cara Black visits Madison

Author Cara Black Enjoy mystery novels set in France? Check out Cara Black’s crime fiction, in particular her award-winning “Aimée Leduc” mystery novel series. USA Today writes: “No contemporary writer of noir mysteries evokes the spirit of Paris more than Cara Black in her atmospheric series starring P.I. Aimée Leduc…. Fearless, risk-taking Aimée is constantly running, hiding, fighting and risking her life—all while dressed in vintage Chanel and Dior and Louboutin heels.” Cara Black is the author of ten previous books in the bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently. The author will be giving a reading in Madison in April. April 5th, 2011, 6:00 p.m.Booked For Murder2701 University AveMadison, WI (608) 238-2701...

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Learn how to "Eat Smart in France"

Author Ronnie Hess will show you how to find the heart of French culture through its sumptuous cuisine, decipher the menu, know the market foods & embark on a tasting adventure. Thursday March 31st, 7:00 pm Madison Public Library-Sequoya Branch 4340 Tokay Boulevard, Madison, WI 53711 Designed for food aficionados and travelers who want to get to the heart of a culture through its cuisine, this richly detailed and well-researched culinary travel guidebook explains how to find the most delicious, authentic, and adventurous eating experiences in France. Author Ronnie Hess shares the secrets she’s uncovered—from restaurant dining to home cooking to fresh market produce and street-vendor fare. Like other guides in the award-winning Eat Smart series, Eat Smart in France intertwines history, geography, language, and diet. It provides a rich, historical perspective on the origins and varieties of French food and extensive background on regional dishes. Included are two glossaries of terms in French and English: • Menu Guide demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants • Foods & Flavors Guide provides a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking styles, and more to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun. A delicious bonus is a chapter of authentic recipes from food professionals in restaurants and cooking schools, as well as from home cooks, which can be savored as a preview or reminiscence...

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Good cheap books for Francophiles

Van Gogh: Romans Parisiens Like a good read? Love a great sale? Don’t miss the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries’2011 Book Sale March 23-26, 1011 Preview Sale ($5 entry): Wednesday, March 23, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.  Regular Sale (No entry fee): Thursday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.  $3-a-Bag Sale (Bring Your Own Bag): Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (1:05–2 p.m.: remaining books are free) The book sale always has significant French language component, plenty of literature, a good amount of history as...

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Proust’s Calculus of Personality

The UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities presents Proust’s Calculus of Personality Richard GoodkinDept. of French & ItalianUniversity of Wiscosnin – Madison Monday, March 28, 2011The University Club (map)432 E. Campus Mall3:00 refreshments, 3:30-5:00 presentation Calculus, invented in the seventeenth century by Leibniz and Newton and perfected over the next two hundred years, is not only the foundation of higher mathematics but also an indispensable tool for a broad spectrum of intellectual and practical endeavors that entail quantification of various sorts, both in the physical sciences and in the social sciences, including psychology. Although it allows for the measurement of phenomena ranging from the area and volume of non-linear figures to demographic changes in large populations, the broad philosophical and literary question it circumvents on a purely practical level—what are the implications of quantifying phenomena that are not, in some sense, quantifiable?—has continued to haunt philosophers and literary figures to this day. This seminar will suggest that the development of calculus has important implications for the humanities as well as the physical and social sciences, focusing on evolving conceptions of personality in literature and psychology. Particular attention will be paid to the works of the French literary giant of the early twentieth century, Marcel Proust (1871-1922), whose monumental cycle of novels, In Search of Lost Time (aka Remembrance of Things Past),  presents a particularly intriguing illustration of the...

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Centennial Gala

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