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For a take on world economics and leadership today in light of COVID-19, watch a conversation for Washington Post Live between David Ignatius and European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde.
Bastille Day has been celebrated nationwide in France from the day of its very first anniversary—when Lafayette and other leaders celebrated French unity with a parade on the Champ de Mars joined by the National Guard and a quarter million exuberant Parisians.
The virtual event will feature an address by French Ambassador Philippe Étienne, music, culture, gastronomy, contests and more.
Nadia Boulanger influenced generations of Americans with her teaching. She passed away in 1979, but she and her curriculum are highly respected in the American music world and at the European American Music Alliance in France.
Many of the European butters, especially French butter, have a slightly tangy flavor due to the cream being cultured (fermented) before it is churned. The process resembles that used to make crème fraîche. This culturing or “souring” produces a fuller flavor and aroma and its often the lingering taste that dominates people’s food memories of France.