SARANAC LAKE - Anne Sterling will present "Barging on the Waterways of France" at noon Feb. 28 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
Sterling, a professor at Paul Smith's College since 2004, is a member of the Hospitality Department where she teaches cultural enology, food writing and food history. She also manages the Left Bank Cafe on Broadway in Saranac Lake.
She has a Grand Diplome from LaVarenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, and a Masters of Gastronomy from the Cordon Bleu at the University of Adelaide, Australia. After working as the chef on barges in Champagne, Burgundy and the Loire Valley she was a contributing author for Culinaria and Fine Cooking magazine, translated 12 professional cookbooks from French to English, taught cooking and French to children and adults and returned to LaVarenne to serve as director.
She will present a slide show about her experiences barging through France and her visits to Entrain sur Nohain the Sister City of Saranac Lake. Her collection of Camembert labels will be on display in the Library entrance.
Attendees are encouraged to bring soup or sandwich and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Refreshment Committee. The Program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 518-891-4190.