Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Talk on GastroDiplomacy

Due to it’s popular demand, Alliance Française has added more to seats to the previously sold out talk on gastrodiplomacy. This increase in seating capacity is done in response to loosening Covid restrictions. What is the link between food and diplomacy? What role can gastronomy play in the forging of relations between states? Featuring former chef at […]

Shopping à la Française

Bringing a little French style to you in Singapore! On 22-24 April, don’t miss the So Chic French Market Festival and Experience, through this experience, you will be presented with a great selection of French brands: from styling workshop to chocolate making, from choux pastry masterclass to wine in sustainability business, there’s something for everyone! A family-friendly trip […]

A table!

Voilah Long A Table

In April, Alliance Française puts the spotlight on a much-loved aspect of French excellence with À TABLE! The French art of fine dining. Organised in partnership with Christofle, Baccarat, Bernadaud, and the Fond Gourmand (Gourmet Fund) at the Municipal Library of Dijon (France), the Alliance française gallery will showcase an exhibition featuring three unique dining […]

Francophone-EAT!

Francophonie Eat 30

Masterclasses with Renowned Chefs of the Francophonie It can be said that food is another language that countries from the Francophonie have in common. Francophone-EAT! is a gastronomy segment of the festival featuring eight renowned chefs from different countries of the Francophonie sharing their specially curated recipes. From moka chocolate tartes to lobsters and laksa […]

Mardi Gras Festival in France

On 16 February, the French celebrate Mardi Gras, literally meaning Fat Tuesday.  Originally a catholic celebration, this is a festival where people will eat richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent. In the past, children would dress up and visit different households in search of sweet desserts. The Mardi Gras marks the end of the festive […]

La Chandeleur and Crêpe Recipe

On 2 February, Chandeleur is a festival celebrated in France by eating crepes with friends and family. It is an aged old French tradition rooted in and associated with the meaning of light, it also marks the end of the Christmas period coming exactly 40 days after Christmas Eve. The word ‘chandeleur’ comes from ‘chandelle’, […]