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Cooking with Claire: First Lesson - Crêpes!


Fri 04 / 09 / 2021
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


Dupont Circle Village

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Learn to make crêpes in a virtual cooking class with DCV member, Claire Erbes-Wagner. Claire earned her Baccalaureate in 1951 in Strasbourg, France, and then studied at the Institute of Home Economics, where she obtained her teaching degree. She taught in Alsace and in Charente Maritime before moving to New York in 1967. There she met Florence Fabricant of the of the New York Times, who pushed her into teaching French cooking for adults. Claire obtained her Teaching Certificate from the State of New York Education Department and taught in New York.

French Cooking at that time was in high demand. Claire converted her recipes to American standard and discovered then that her program was very close to the one of Julia Child, with whom she started a correspondence. She taught from 1969 until 1990 when she moved to Washington, DC.

Recipes and instructions will be sent out ahead of the class so you can cook along with Claire, or try afterwards.