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Cassoulet Confessions: Food and Travel Writer Sylvie Bigar

  • March 13, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom



Sylvie Bigar, winner of the 2020 NY Press Club Journalism Award for Travel Writing,  joins LILRC to discuss her new memoir, Cassoulet Confessions: Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul (Hardie Grant, 2022).

“Sylvie is an eloquent writer who fervently weaves her culinary adventures with tasty moments of her life." - Daniel Boulud, chef and restaurateur

“A surprising gift of a book. Is it about food, and the true ways of making one of the great dishes of the south of France?  Is it about the secrets of family? Or love and appetite? Or everything?  A great read. You will never think of a cassoulet in the same way.” –Bill Buford, bestselling author of Heat and Dirt

International food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and is based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Food & Wine,, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Departures, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, National Geographic Traveler, Gotham, Hamptons, Time Out New York, Air Canada, Passport Magazine, Narratives, Southampton Press, and New York Resident, for which she has also served as food editor.


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

4.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

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