Villa Albertine SF is hosting the 4th Edition of “Food for Thought” with Taste the World in Marseille, which brings influential figures from Marseille’s vibrant culinary scene to the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle from June 21st to June 30th. This event celebrates the US release of the cookbook and intercultural travelogue, “Taste the World in Marseille,” by French author Vérane Frediani.

In “Taste the World in Marseille,” Vérane Frediani explores the city’s rich culinary heritage through 70 recipes that showcase its dynamic food cultures. Marseille, with its diverse populations, has cultivated an extraordinary food scene deeply rooted in its Mediterranean history. Marseille chefs, drawing from their complex backgrounds, create a unique space for intercultural conversations through their innovative dishes.

Vérane Frediani, the filmmaker behind the Apple TV documentary “Goddesses of Food,” joins forces with Alexis Steinman, a food writer and the translator of the new release, as well as star chefs Hugues Mbenda and Georgiana Viou, the first woman of color to receive a Michelin star in France. Together, they present a series of programs blending literature, film, and cuisine.

This event series is presented in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America.

Event Schedule:

Friday, June 21, 2024, Jarvis Conservatory, Napa – 7pm-9pm

  • Screening of “The Goddesses of Food,” followed by a Q&A with Director Vérane Frediani. Presented in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America – California.
  • Learn more and reserve your place here.

Sunday, June 23, 2024, Bombera, Oakland – 4pm-7pm

  • “Food for Thought” event featuring a food tasting of “Taste the World in Marseille” by Chefs Dominica Rice Cisneros and Georgiana Viou. This will be followed by a panel discussion with author Vérane Frediani, Alexis Steinman, historians David Do Paço and Carlos Manuel Solomon, moderated by Chef Tanya Holland.
  • Limited seating. Claim your spots here!

Monday, June 24, 2024, Omnivore Books, San Francisco – 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Book signing and author talk for “Taste the World in Marseille” with Vérane Frediani, food reporter and translator Alexis Steinman, and French Chef Georgiana Viou.
  • Learn more and book your place here.

Join this celebration of the rich diversity of French cuisine and engage in meaningful intercultural dialogues through food, literature, and film.

Savor the Flavors of Marseille: Villa Albertine Brings Culinary Stars to SF & Oakland !

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