At Online Event via Zoom
About Chef Diane Manteca
Diane has been a professional chef for thirty-three years, working in high end gourmet establishments, along with catering. She owned the Brickyard Café in Cambridge for 8 years, which was an eclectic and popular café style restaurant in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant and developed recipes for a major specialty food company.
Chef Diane has also cooked for fund raising events, and cookbook signings for culinary celebrities.
Diane owned Sassy River Sauces, a specialty food company, selling at Farmer’s Markets and major food establishments. She is now a personal chef with clients in metro west and the Boston area.
Her teaching career spans 30 years, with Italian cooking as her specialty, along with Moroccan, African, Asian, Cuban French, and regional cooking from the United States. She travels to Italy often to learn regional Italian cooking and brings her knowledge back to teach her students.
Book Club: Le diable au corps
ONLINE EVENT IN FRENCH
Join us in reading Le diable au corps by Raymond Radiguet for the library's book club en français. You will discover one the only two novels written by this author.Read More
The impressionist revolutions
In person Master Class: French Culture and History
Master class on Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne and Auguste Renoir: four sessions and one Museum of Fine Arts visit to better understand the French impressionists.Read More
Musiciennes de légende by Marina Chiche
Author talk and book signing
The French Library is pleased to welcome award-winning French violinist and author Marina Chiche. Marina will tell us more about her work on making classical music accessible to the widest audience possible and highlighting exceptional women performers forgotten by history because of their gender.Read More