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Aubrac: a Story of Resistance

Date: 03 Dec 2015, 7:30pm - 10:00pm (GMT+10:00) Melbourne

Come discover French history with fun and taste a typical French cheese dish!


From 6.30pm
Thursday 3 December 2015
At Shifty Chèvre, 375 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065

In the workshop, Aubrac: A Story of Resistance, you will discover one of the most memorable figures of the French Resistance, Lucie Aubrac.

Lucie Aubrac, who died in March 2007 aged 94, was one of the legendary figures of the French resistance, so famous that in 1997 her story was made into a film in which she was played by the actor Carole Bouquet. The movie recounted how Lucie tricked the Gestapo and organised a daring raid to free her husband, Raymond, from imprisonment at the hands of the Germans.

A few weeks later, however, the journalist Gérard Chauvy published a book documenting inconsistencies in Lucie's account of her life, insinuating that Raymond, far from being a resistance hero, might have been a German informer.

But aside from this controversy, we will also travel through the Aubrac region, a rocky plateau in the Massif Central, which also played a part in the Resistance during the Second World War. We will learn more of this through the role of members of the French Resistance.                

The evening will conclude with a tasting of a typical dish from the region – la truffade, a filling countryside dish which consists in sliced potatoes slowly cooked with melting cheese. It will be served with salad and a glass of wine.

Any extra drinks or food must be purchased by each participant.

The workshop will begin at 6.30pm and food will be served around 8pm.

Places are limited. Booking essential before Tuesday 1st Dec.

For more information, call us on 9525 3463 or email Camille at courseassistant1@afmelbourne.com.au


Shifty chevre
375 Brunswick St
Fitzroy VIC 3065

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