Jeanne Koré Salvato

les numéros

les numéros

he other day I looked at the expiration date for some tofu.  11/7/ 22, I read.  July 11?  What kind of a fool does that Food Coop take me for?  This is September!  Oh, okay, je me calme.  I calmed down. It’s really November 7. Only in America! NUMBERSNumbers in French...
Build Your House Around My Body

Build Your House Around My Body

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICEThis novel by Violet Kupersmith is the fifth in the series of seven debut novels selected last year by Brooklyn’s Center for Literary Fiction, which later awarded one of the seven a prize.  We are putting forward an alternative, The People’s...
la rentrée

la rentrée

elcome back to September, whatever that means for you.  For us teachers, la rentrée scolaire means back to school.  FRENCH SCHOOLS ET LA RENTREE SCOLAIREThe teachers return a full day or two before the students in order to receive new policies, meet new...
saying hello in France

saying hello in France

ecently one morning, a friend said to me, “Bonjour. Comment allez-vous?” This is a picture perfect greeting in some cases, but there are a few exceptions.   This got me thinking about how elaborate and fun greetings are in France, and I thought I’d help you get ready...