Italian Cooking and Conversation: Pasta e Dolci – Session I

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Pasta e Dolci, with Leslie Fillnow, is a six-session course focusing on cooking pastas and desserts from the various regions of Italy while learning some Italian language.  Ricotta Caramelle Gialla, Rossa e Verde is candy-shaped pasta filled with ricotta.  Carrot, spinach and tomato puree are used to color the dough.  Ciambella […]


Italian Cooking for Kids

Italian Cooking for Kids, the third and final session of Around the World Cooking for Kids, was so much fun!  Led by Leslie Fillnow with assistance from David Robichaud, this class included thirteen area students who made homemade bow tie pasta and zeppole di ricotta (Italian donut holes filled with ricotta cheese).  Students made their […]


A Traditional Meal from Portugal: Delicious!

Everyone enjoyed the Portuguese meal cooked by our own Joao Bentes of Setubal, Portugal. Joao made a super chicken curry featuring chicken, sweet potato, mango, apple, raisins and Thai coconut milk accompanied by flat bread with garlic, salad, vino verde and a traditional custard tart with coffee.  Attendees spoke about their experiences in Portugal and […]


Italian Cooking and Conversation: Class #1 of 6!

Italian Cooking and Conversation is off to a great start once again.  Participants made Ricotta Pleno Galline Gloco (Ricotta Filled Game Hens), Polenta Cremosa (creamy polenta) and Torte Margherita.  Everyone enjoyed themselves as the kitchen filled with the wonderful aroma of homemade cooking.  A great evening for culinary creativity and dining!  There is still room […]


January Mini-Term: Register Now!

Register Now for Our January Mini-Term: A Great Last-Minute Gift Would you like to sample a language without the long commitment?  Here’s your chance and at a great price.  Our short short-term language sampler is a lovely gift for the holidays (and for yourself!).  Choose from French with Nadia Margolis, former professor at Mount Holyoke, […]

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French Crêpes!

Intermediate and advanced French classes enjoyed crêpes filled with ratatouille, salad and coffee after class today.  These were left from our French brunch with Laura Cabot Catering held this past weekend as part of our fundraiser based on Les Trois Glorieuses, an annual French wine harvest festival.  Frozen until today, they were just as good […]


Jewish Immigration: The View From Maine

Jewish Immigration, a talk by Professor/Rabbi Freidenreich was well attended.  This event, held in conjunction with the 2017 Camden Conference, focused on Jewish immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century.  Dr. Freidenreich discussed the reasons behind the immigration, jobs of these New Mainers, competition between early immigrants and local merchants, and the generic […]


Les Trois Glorieuses Fundraiser

Our three-part fundraiser based on an annual French wine harvest festival was a smashing success.  The event began with a lovely dinner featuring Chef Mercier of Youngtown Inn.  Attendees enjoyed carmelized onion and goat cheese tart, a choice of Black Angus Beef Ribs on a bed of polenta, Local cod with crabmeat topping and beurre […]


Italian Cooking and Conversation: Last Class of the Session

Italian Cooking and Conversation ended another six-week session with another beautifully prepared meal.  Helena Gagliano and Leslie Fillnow led students through a meal that included Spaghetti alla carbonara and Zeppole di Ricotta (light and crispy pastries filled with ricotta and sprinkled with sugar…a little doughnut).  This group has been very creative in the kitchen and […]


Franςais Au Bord De La Mer/ French Immersion

The annual French immersion weekend was a terrific success this year.  Adults and young adults alike come from all over the state of Maine and beyond to participate in a weekend during which they must speak exclusively in French.  The weekend includes several activities held both inside and outdoors at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants […]