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French Retreat at Blueberry Cove

Those present at the year’s French Retreat, Français Au Bord De La Mer, enjoyed wonderful weather, fun workshops, amazing entertainment, and superb meals!  This annual retreat, sponsored by Penobscot Language School with support from the American Association of Teachers of French, the Maine Chapter of the AATF, and the University of Maine (Orono and Augusta […]

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French Cooking and Conversation: Class #2

French Cooking and Conversation this week included foods from the Loire region of France: radis a la creme fanes, gratin de haddock aux pommes de la terre e poireaux, et gateau nantais au rhum.  Following a brief introduction to the region, students divided into groups to begin preparing the food.  Fresh haddock, green beans, salad, […]

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Northport School Children Get a Taste of Germany

School children from Edna Drinkwater School in Northport enjoyed a day of learning about German culture with Silvia Carrier of Germany. They learned the correct way to use the knife and fork, assisted with food preparation, and enjoyed German bread with butter and marmalade as well as cheese and eggs. Northport students receive nine weeks […]

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The Tastes of Persia

An amazing, authentic meal from Persia last night with Nina Noah of the Apprenticeshop in Rockland. Pomegranate and pistachio meatballs, koresh fesengan (chicken with a pomegranate walnut sauce) and carrot halvah. We added a tomato cucumber salad and pomegranate spritzers to round out the meal.  So delicious Thanks to everyone at the Apprenticeshop who joined […]

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“It’s About Time” Dinner & Auction

Join us for our 2017 fundraiser, “It’s About Time,” an evening featuring a meal prepared by Chef Manuel Mercier of the Youngtown Inn in Lincolnville served with paired wines from Easterly Wine of Belfast. Enjoy a silent auction of fine wines from around the globe during dinner, then stay for a live auction of artisan-created […]

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Italian Cooking and Conversation

The third and final session of Italian Cooking and Conversation included erbazzone and pasta brisee as well as torta Pasquelina. Participants thoroughly enjoyed this class and had a big surprise at the end! Italian Cooking and Conversation restarts in November and will focus on regional holiday dishes!  Get ready to join us!

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Italian Cooking and Conversation: Napoli and Puglia

This session of Italian Cooking and Conversation focused on the cuisine of both Napoli and Puglia and included pizza margherita served with insalata as well as other regional favorites.  Italian language and culture are infused throughout, particularly when dough is rising and when items are in the oven!  This is the second of our three-week […]

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Language Learning Scholarships Available!

We are thrilled to announce the availability of two scholarships for area students wanting to learn a foreign language.  Depending on scheduling, language options may include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Individual scholarships will range from $150-$250.  Students interested in pursuing a language other than those offered at their school, as well […]