La semaine du goût was created in 1990 with the purpose of educating as many people as possible about the culture surrounding France's culinary heritage and healthy eating. It promotes meetings between farmers, the general public, and targeted audiences from kindergarten to higher education. La semaine du goût has allowed professionals to organize actions around food and inform the public on the importance of choosing the products we eat. Restaurateurs, farmers, merchants, health organizations and local authorities participate in the program. Part of the activities that are offered during La semaine du goût include tastings, workshops, and discussions around taste!
La semaine du goût is open to everyone, however it focuses on educating the youth. With the help of food professionals, the schools organize various activities around culinary tastings such as games, cooking demonstrations and blind tastings. In addition to discovering new flavors and textures , children will learn to eat in a more balanced way, to appreciate things they do not know, and to further diversify their daily meals.
This year food waste will also be addressed. Professionals will share tips and tricks for the young and old to learn how not to throw anything away.
French people believe that eating well is the foundation of being healthy. This belief is why it is so important to teach children how to improve their way of eating, to cook an easy and healthy dish, to eat seasonally, and to recognize which products should be eaten with moderation. La semaine du goût is one of the tools that France has implemented to keep the passion of good food alive!
To celebrate La semaine du goût we have planned a cheese tasting and board workshop on Saturday, October the 16th with Jennifer Greco, an American cheese professional living in France. Join us!
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Cultural Programs Manager / Office Manager
Clémence has a Master’s degree in Cultural Projects Management. She worked in Paris for several years for theater companies. She likes discovering new cultures, people and places, which is why she crossed the ocean to start a new experience in Boston. She is glad to be part of the French Library to promote French culture and language. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and all forms of art!