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Live a week the French way

Would you like to live a real typical week the French way?

Then join an unforgettable French immersion program where you’ll learn or improve French language adapted to your level in a wonderful surrounding to better understand the secrets of Savoir Vivre: French Etiquette with its table and society codes, the rules of wine tastings, local market tour, Classical French Cuisine classes, French visit of a Château with wine tastings …. This week “à la Française” includes an unthinkable weekend in Paris.

Dates: June 13th – 17th  and October 24th – 28th

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Summer Program: Food Landscape in Florence

Food and Wine have always been closely linked to Italian Culture and Art! Savethe dates and join this program to discover and taste the great food and wines ofItaly. This is a culinary voyage which will include outstanding food writing andfood styling and food photography taught by an exceptional faculty. Tuscany is the regional focus of the trip. You’ll learn the cultural rules of foodconsumption, the comparison with the rules of music, dancing and poetry, the relationships between food and religion, gender, tradition, art, lifestyle. You’ll meet chefs, sommeliers and at the same time, you’ll experience the beautiful artworks and landscape of Tuscany!

Dates: July 16th through July 24th, 2011

Day 1:

– Arrival in Florence, students will be picked-up and escorted to hotel. Housing check-in. Welcome dinner.

Day 2:

– Orientation and Program Overview: “Food Landscape of Italy”

– Architectural Walking tour of the Renaissance Center of Florence and visit to the internal part of the Duomo and Baptistery.

Day 3:

– Lecture & Workshop – Regional cuisine, Tuscany and its summer specialties. The workshop will include an introduction to the food styling and plate design, will be followed and combined with the Food Photography class.

– The participant’s styled plates will be used to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography I: The basics of photography: camera settings (white balance, file quality, ISO speed, manual and automatic mode, lightmeter)

– Basic tips for lighting and food shooting. Artificial light: tungsten. Processing, presentation and print: photo editing and post production.

– Food Writing Workshop I: Regional Cuisine

Day 4:

– Visit to San Lorenzo Fresh Food Market, the central produce market where the reshest ingredients are available. The top floor houses all of the finest fresh fruits and vegetable, while the ground floor displays a variety of meats, fish, cheese and bread.

– Workshop on Food Photography II: Practical work with natural or artificial lightin a kitchen. Shooting the chef in action at GANZO (basics of portrait photography).

– Food Writing Workshop II: Gastronomy

Day 5:

– Lecture & Workshop: “Olive Oil in Tuscan Cuisine”, differences and usage of Olive Oil in the Culture and Diet.

– The workshop will include a food styling andplate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography III: Food styling. Tips, tricks and props to improve the shooting.

Day 6:

– Lecture and Workshop: Wines of Italy, an introduction to the art of pairing food and wine.


– Workshop on Food Photography III: An introduction to wine and spirits Photography.

– Food Writing Workshop III: Wine

Day 7:

– Lecture and Cooking Class

– Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean, exploration ofthe Italian cuisine as a part of the Mediterranean culinary culture. The workshop will include food styling and plate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Lecture and final review on Food Writing and Photography. An Introduction tographic layout.

Day 8:

– Field Trip to Casamonti and Farewell dinner

Day 9: Departure from Florence

Cost: USD $1.980

Accommodation: Hotel Option:USD 700-(Single Rooms supplement USD 370)

Program cost includes: Orientation session, Information/Orientation folder•, Educational excursions and transcripts•, Student Services, Extra curricular activities•, Lab fees•, Listed Visits (including entrance fees and reservation), Licensed Art History Guide and/or Program Coordinator/Professor escorting during visits and field trips, Transportation with Private Bus or Train during field trips (as listed on day by day program)•,  Airport Pick-up and upon Arrival and drop off on Departure•, Cell phones (outgoing calls will be charged individually)•, Free Internet Access in School facilities in Florence•, Free access to the Gym•, Meals listed in the day by day calendar, on field trip if listed and after the cooking classes, Special Dinners & Lunch.

To register and for more information:

www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com

info@businessprojects.us

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Win a set of Bandiola Spice products

Win a set of Bandiola Spice products and spice up your meals!

Enter by subscribing to my blog and your name will be added to the draw which will take place on Monday, February 28th 2011.

Please take a few moments to learn about what makes each of these unique blends the perfect compliment to your favorite recipes. Regardless of your preferred cooking method, Bandiola has an enhancement to make your creation that much more memorable.

Bandiola Spice uses only the finest ingredients and meets standards of taste and purity. Not a single Bandiola product contains any preservatives nor MSG.

To purchase Bandiola Spices take a look at the locations that are listed on the company’s website or email Michael Gochnour at mike@bandiolaspice.com.

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Sales at Diagonal Mar

 

From the 7th of January until the 6th of March visit

Diagonal Mar Shopping Center

and take advantage of current sales.

While in Barcelona, one of the most fascinating, cultural and attractive cities, there are so many things which you can do. Visit La Rambla, discover architectural sites, enjoy gourmet seafood,  dance your way at night  and do incredible shopping!

Located at the end of Diagonal Avenue at a short distance from the beach, Diagonal Mar is the most modern commercial center in Barcelona. It has over 250 stores, variety of service providers and amenities such a game and playing area for children, cinemas, cafes and restaurants.

The mall has become an attraction to locals and tourists as it is a venue where you will not only spend a pleasant time, but you will also find great shops and stores to meet your needs and have access to the latest in clothing and design, have a great meal in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Address : Avinguda Diagonal, 3 – 08019 – Barcelona, Spain

Opening hours : Monday to Saturday 10 to 21:30h

Metro: Metro: Maresme / Forum, Selva de Mar, Besós-Mar

Bus Lines: 7, 36, 41, 43, 141, N-6, N-8.

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A Taste of Fall, C-CAP Junior Benefit


For tickets click HERE

Young foodies will not want to miss this extraordinary event. Enjoy a walk around tasting at one of New York’s hottest nightspots. A Taste of Fall will feature young, up and coming chefs, most of whom are C-CAP graduates! The illustrious restaurants that will be participating include Asiate, 21 Club,The Ritz-Carlton Central Park, The Garden Wine Bar at the Four Seasons, Strand American Bistro, and Pasticceria Bruno. You will also enjoy wines and prosecco sponsored by the Charmer Sunbelt Group and an exciting silent auction!

Date: November 30th, 2010

Time: 6.30PM

Place: 230 Fifth, New York City, NY

 

Hosted by

Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.

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Argentinean Delicacies by Anahí Logioco

If you want to enjoy good healthy home cooking, but yet, natural gourmet cuisine in your home, office, during an event or any other occasion, Anahí Logioco will make it happen. She will cook in your home, deliver to your work or plan an event.

Anahí is a Personal Chef, Pastry Chef and Event Planner who cares much about her culinary proposal that is the small details enlighten good cooking, allowing simple tastes to connect with senses and pleasures.

Creative. dedicated, hard worker and enthusiastic, Anahí, puts a your service a list of culinary activities to bring you closer to her culinary proposal and show you that healthy eating can be gourmet!

Services:

  • Culinary Tours
  • Food Market Visits
  • Group Culinary Courses
  • Customized Cooking Classes,
  • Cooking with Children and Teaching about Healthy Eating

Beginning in December you will be able to tour San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires with her and learn about the cultural side of this fascinating city!

For more information about Anahi Logioco’s services and to check her recipes please visit: http://www.buencomerybuenvivir.com

 

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Food Styling & Food Photography Workshop in Madrid

Join Photographer Paloma Portillo from December 13th through December 17th in Madrid when she will give a Food Styling and Food Photography Workshop which will allow participants to advance your career, improve your portfolio or learn new skills and connect with other professionals. Join
Topics to be discussed include:

– A food shoot from start to finish
– Lighting set-ups for studio and location shooting
– Equipment
– Post-production skills
– Tools, tricks and techniques
– Questions to ask your client to prepare the job or to consider when photographing your own work

This is hands on practice course and you will be able to photograph under the tutelage of professionals. Dishes will be prepared on the set by a professional Chef and you will be able to style and photograph your work.

Some of the topics to be covered within food styling will be:
1) How to work with difficult foods such as Ice Cream and making fake ice cream
2) Making seafood look fresh
3) Preserving ingredients on the set
4) Working with chocolate
5) Making steam
6) Preparing layered dishes

The cost of the program is 550 Euros

To reserve your click HERE

For more information email info@businessprojects.us

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