Parler Paris Après Midi

Adrian LeedsUpstairs at Café de la Mairie - formerly La Pierre du Marais
(Since December 2002 and in this location since October 2003)

On the corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

See Map Here

NEXT MEETING: EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed August)

Now, every month, a guest speaker of note comes to talk about a topic of interest and then open the floor for questions and discussion! 

*Special Note: Anyone attending Parler Paris Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.

Cara Black Credit Laura SkayhanParler Paris Après Midi November 10, 20150, 2015:

Cara Black, author of the New York Times Bestselling list Aimée Leduc series

To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Parler Paris Après Midi Archives.

Upcoming Après-Midi Presentations:

Sibel PintoDecember 8, 2015

Sibel Pinto, Chef-instructor, University Lecturer, Author

"The sweet and sour journey of the Turkish Sephardic cuisine"

Born in Istanbul, Turkey to a Sephardic family, Sibel Pinto studied Business Administration at Bosphorus University. While in Turkey she worked as a bank manager. Arriving in Paris, Sibel decided to study at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School and had her master’s degree at Hautes Etudes du Goût at Reims University.

She now owns a catering company and works as lecturer and chef-instructor in cooking schools and gastronomy departments of universities. She also runs a well-known Istanbul gourmet walking tour where she takes participants off the beaten track on a delicious culinary adventure. She is a regular columnist for Shalom newspaper, the only Jewish newspaper of the Turkish Jewish community, and a frequent contributor to culinary magazines and cookbooks. Sibel divides her time between Paris and Istanbul.

Sibel will take us on a sweet and sour journey with the Sephardic people expelled from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 who settled in the Ottoman Empire and kept alive their food culture influenced by the Spanish heritage. You’ll learn the secrets of this very special cuisine, tasting some delicacies while taking in the fresh air of Istanbul!

Web Site
Book on Amazon

Emily BorelJanuary 12, 2016

Emily Borel


 In today’s fast paced, information packed world, where external stresses and strains and minor ailments are increasing, where we are always running, it’s important to find a way to alleviate the physical and psychological stresses which accumulate on a daily basis.

Emily Borel is no stranger to stress. As a self-employed expat living in France for over 3 decades, she has survived stressful careers, raised a family in a foreign land and lived through the challenges of being a ‘stranger in a strange land’.

Tired of being tired and in search of relief from stress and physical pain, Emily discovered Shiatsu and other awareness techniques, an eclectic mix of martial arts, corporal movement, meditation, and breathing exercises that transformed her life, and vocation.

Serenity is the harvest of a daily workout of mind, body and spirit,  enabling us to transform and adapt to life’s challenges.

Emily will outline the theory behind Shiatsu and follow with a workshop of Do-In (self administered Shiatsu), Yin – Yang energy stretches, breathing techniques, closing with a Meditation.

It’s her hope you will leave with some tools to help you
‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ in this beautiful city of light. Wear something comfortable, if possible.

Web sites:  Active Meditation

Susan Herrmann LoomisFebruary 9, 2016

Susan Herrmann Loomis - author, journalist, chef

As an internationally-recognized expert on food and an award-winning journalist/author, I take a unique approach to my craft by combining training in journalism with a love for food and the people who produce it.

Susan believes that learning about cooking and food should involve much more than recipes and techniques. She delights in meeting and introducing the personalities and customs behind the great cuisines of the world.

Web site

James NaveMarch 8, 2016

James Navé
Your Creative Think Tank

Linda HervieuxApril 12, 2016

Linda Hervieux, Author
Talking about her new book "Fortotten:The Undtold Sotry of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War"

The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history—a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day.

In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Linda Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.

Linda Hervieux is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Daily News, and Fodor's Paris. A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, she lived for many years in Brooklyn before moving to Paris, France, with her husband. This is her first book.

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