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“We kept such a low profile that it was only in 1977 that Maine recognized Nike Air Odyssey Dámské Franco-Americans as an ethnic group, even though we had been here for scores of years”, wrote Lorraine Dutile Masure, in her autobiographical memoir. Writing personal and often comical short narratives, Masure has given readers personal insight to the Franco-American experience.In her cultural memoire, Masure answers the question “What is a Franco-American?” This often asked question arises because French-Canadians were successful in becoming part of the English speaking Nike Roshe Run Femme American culture.Masure presented an educational and uplifting program about her growing up experiences, on October 10, at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn Campus (USM LAC), sponsored by the Franco-American Collection. There were two principal reasons why Masure wrote about her Franco-American heritage. “I wanted to acknowledge the brave decision made Nike Air Max 2017 Dámské by my grandparents. They were Elmire Beauchesne C?té and Joseph C?té- the ‘original dreamers’.”Her grandparents made the decision to leave their agrarian way of life in Quebec, to come to the United States, to work in our mills and to earn a predictable paycheck. They traveled about 400 miles, from their homes where they worked on farms, to live in a ‘mechanical age’. They made this transition during the industrial revolution, when the power of fast-running water Moncler Gilet Femme fueled many manufacturing mills. They also left Quebec to escape the English government in Canada, after the French lost the war in 1759, on the Plains of Abraham”, she said.A second reason for writing the book was to compare and contrast what life was like after the French Canadians settled in the US. She described this comparison through charming personal stories. Among Nike Air Max 2016 Donne them were memories about food, religious beliefs, and practices, the speaking of French in the home, the celebrations of music and an affirmation of family values. These continue to be the attributes that define the Franco-American identify and Masure have given the light of cultural pride to all of them.

“By writing this book, I hope to give a cultural nudge to Franco-Americans, to urge them to take pride in our rich heritage. I hope we will speak the Nike Air Max 90 Dámské Bílé language we learned growing up, it is the French we spoke at home. It doesn’t matter how we learned French, it is a beautiful language. I don’t aspire to speak Parisian French, but all who are non-Franco probably don’t aspire to speak British English, either,” she said.Masure was born in Lewiston and grew up in Nike Air Presto Mujer the Sanford-Springvale community. It was an honor for me to introduce her Nike Air Max 90 Mujer to the audience at USM LAC, with the Franco-American Collection. As a matter of fact, during the years when Masure was an academic Dean at the University of Southern Maine in York County, she came to know Madeleine Giguere, who was the benefactor of the Collection at USM LAC. “I admired her and the Franco-American academic courses she wrote,” she said. In fact, Masure even sent an audio taped course about Franco-Americans, taught by Giguere, to her brother, who was the Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School, in Indiana.When word first came that Berkeley’s venerable Cafe Rouge was closing its doors late last year, a collective gulp was heard. So it was something of a relief to hear that Chez Panisse alum David Visick and his wife, Caramia, were taking over the prime restaurant space on Fourth Street. They’d been out of the day-to-day restaurant business for some years, but they were Cafe Rouge regulars. That said, those are some big culinary shoes to fill.So how does the new Pompette measure up? The name — which, adorably, means tipsy in French — brings a breezy sensibility to the place. Cafe Rouge fans will be pleased to see that the zinc bar is still there, but the place is airier now and the new market umbrellas and awnings give the place a French seaside vibe.

The menu isn’t so much French as French-inspired with a distinctly California touch. But while some dishes were sensational on the Wednesday evening we dined, others fell more into “sensational on paper” territory.A Crispy Pork and Watermelon Salad) on the eclectic starter menu sounded intriguing, what with its Nike Air Max 90 Pánské promises of pickled rind and spicy lime vinaigrette — and it looked very pretty, the vivid red of the melon a nice contrast to the golden hues of fried pork belly. But the flavors didn’t mesh and the pork mostly tasted of its too-crunchy coating. Perhaps the Elizabeth David-inspired Piedmontese peppers or mixed charcuterie platter , with its pork rillettes, Umbrian salami, nero salami and lomo, a cured pork tenderloin, would have been a better choice.Pompette’s seasonal salads offer an array of colorful possibilities, from the Romano bean, white corn and farro salad to a lush Goddess melon and heirloom tomato salad , whose combination was sadly less than the sum of its parts. That said, those summery salads have already made way for more a utumnal fare.

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