WICE Talks: Pancakes in the City of Light with Author Craig Carlson

  • 20 Jan 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Remote


  • Free Event for WICE Members & their guests
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Join us for a free virtual talk with New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson. 

Craig first came to France as an exchange student in 1985 and instantly fell in love with the country, its language and especially its fine cuisine. Ironic then that some thirty-five years later Craig would wind up being the owner of two American diners in the City of Light and be nicknamed “Le Pancake Kid” by the French.

In this lively talk, Craig will recount his adventures of being a small business owner in France, where its mind-numbing bureaucracy and complex labor laws nearly killed him.

He will discuss his continued passion for French food, including how his mother-in-law (his Belle Maman) spoils him rotten with her delicious culinary creations.

As for his literary adventures, Craig will delve into the reasons why he wrote Let Them Eat Pancakes, including the unexpected way he found an agent – and publisher – for his first book, Pancakes in Paris.

Finally, faced with the challenge of all restaurants and cafes in France being ordered to shut down for the second time this year, Craig will share his hopes of overcoming the pandemic, the future of his restaurants and how the culinary industry in France may never be the same again.


Photo credit: Stephane Cugnier

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