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 Events

2019 Calendar

  • Autumn French Apéro on the 12th of April – 5:30-7:00pm – Enjoy a French tradition in a Autumn apéro_2019convivial French provincial style environment. French wines appreciation paired with French canapés, savory and sweet verrines, on Friday 12th of April 2019 at Le Manoir in Carramar (6031). Cost: $45/person; $20/child. Tickets include nibbles, two drinks and music. Family friendly. Information and bookings: admin@frenchtopics.com.au
  • Coffee chit chat / Café et papoter – Enjoy bilingual conversation with Francophones and Francophiles in a French style environment. Coffee and tea served with home-made cakes. Every last Sunday of the month from 10:30 am – To join: http://www.frenchtopics.com.au/sign-up/contact-us/ or admin@frenchtopics.com.au

31/03 – Cultural and linguistic diversity

26/05 – Mother’s Day in France

30/06 – Summer holidays in France

28/07 – Language week

25/08 – Back to school in France

27/10 – La Toussaint, All Saints

24/11 – Grapes picking season in France

2018 Calendar

  • Food and eating habits Presentation – 5/09 French people spend at least two hours a day eating! Their relationship to food appears somehow sensual and hedonistic. What do they actually eat? Let’s discover French eating rituals and how they reveal French society. Join popular presenter Laurence Kuntz for an entertaining evening on 5th of September 2018 at 6pm at Duncraig Library. Presentation available on demand admin@frenchtopics.com.au. Please note: the presentation will run for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments.
  • French Stereotypes – True or False? – 4/04 French people never speak English, eat frogs and wear berets while riding bicycles with baskets full of baguettes, right? Let’s investigate how the reality is far more interesting than stereotypes, Live and Learn Session Whitford Library, 4/04/2018 at 6pm. 
  • Christmas in July, Friday 27th of July, from 6 pmMy Christmas in July Let’s celebrate Winter by the fire with traditional French three course menu on Friday 27th of July at Le Manoir. Costs: $50/person. Tickets include welcoming drink,  with a glass of wine. BYO event. Kids friendly.
  • Bastille Day Dinner Dance, Saturday 14th of July, from 7 pm

Fête du 14 juillet

Let’s celebrate the French National Day on Saturday 14th of July at Le Manoir.  Costs: $60/person.
Tickets include welcoming drink and canapés on arrival, 3 course French menu with a glass of wine, quiz and dance. Evening attire / BYO event. For more information and bookings, contact admin@frenchtopics.com.au


Tips

Have a go at the Alphabet with French Topics & Co_2016

Get your Numbers right with French Topics & Co.

Classic Recipes

Savoury ‘Cookies jambon-fromage’. Recipe

Delicious ‘Bouchées à la cerise’. Recipe

Classic French ‘Madeleines’. Recipe

Famous French ‘Crêpes’. Recipe

So delicious ‘Cake au chocolat’. Recipe

‘Quiche lorraine’ without dough. Recipe

Easy ‘Petits sablés’. Recipe

So easy and delicious ‘Palets au chocolat’. Recipe

Enjoy cooking a delicious ‘Fondant au chocolat’. Recipe

 

Did you know?

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There are over 200 million French speakers in the world.

39 countries have French as an official language. 87 international organisations have French as an official language.

According to the 2011 census, Western Australia has 2,792 France-born people