French Club picnics in courtyard

Le Cercle Francais enjoys foods traditional to French culture in their first meeting.  Students brought a variety of French foods to share.  This was freshman’s first experience in French culture.

Ellen Martinson

Le Cercle Francais enjoys foods traditional to French culture in their first meeting. Students brought a variety of French foods to share. This was freshman’s first experience in French culture.

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The French Club kicked off a new school year with a traditional French picnic on Fri. Sept. 18.  Led by junior President Sam Boujram, sophomore Vice President Sophia Wiedman and club sponsor Lesley Chapman, the club snacked on traditional foods.

“All of the French food at the picnic was amazing,” freshman Lily Martinson said.

The club, which revolves around French culture, is open to all students, even non-French speakers.  Some of the ways culture is expressed is through a lot of French food, as well as traditions and holidays.

Some of the highlights of Friday’s picnic included baguettes, brie and other cheeses, Nutella, French lemonade, éclairs, fruit and French desserts.  All of these traditional French foods are keystones in France’s culture and famous cooking.

“The brie and Nutella were surprisingly good even though they’re new to me,” Martinson said.

The French Club will have many more meetings throughout the year with activities planned to show anyone interested what life in France is like. This is usually done with food and celebrations.  The next meeting is scheduled to take place in Oct.

“I’m so excited to learn more about French culture,” freshman Meghan DiGiovanna said.

For more information on traditional French food, click here.

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