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Food As Memoir: Telling Your Story Through Recipes   


In order to reflect CUNY's decision to hold distance-learning courses, BMCC Au Pair Experience will be continuing in an online format. Online courses will be held for the same number of credits as our in-person option. 


Food has a way of transporting us back to a place or to the company of someone special, reminding us who we are and where we are from. Food triggers memories of family, friends, and moments in our past.

Bring your best - or worst - food memories and even those kitchen mishaps with you to class. We will discuss recipes, books, movies, and of course, cookbooks, and what we can do to savor the food experiences that we have had. Come prepared to share your stories and to laugh.

Each student will create a short cookbook of recipes that have a special place in your memory, which will then go into a class cookbook. The cookbook project will be a showcase of your collective families, friends, countries, cultures and places that influence you.


(Times below listed in Eastern Time.
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Class meets online
Friday 10am–1pm
Saturday 10am–1pm
Sunday 10am–1pm



Your course will consist of a pre-assignment, independent coursework and final assignment as well as live online class sessions with your teacher/other au pairs. Credit for J-1 visa students is 36 hours. Students earning J-1 visa credit must attend all sessions and complete all homework.

You will receive details on how to log in to your online class sessions one day before the start of the course. Once the final online class session has concluded, you will have one week to submit your independent coursework and final assignment to your teacher.

Students are required to be present during all live online class sessions. However, your independent coursework can be completed at your leisure before the deadline one week after your online class ends. We wanted to create flexibility in completion as we know many au pairs now have increased work hours due to COVID-19.

If you have any questions at this time, please email us at Please continue to stay safe.


Andrea Seiger, author of 111 Places in Washington, DC You Must Not Miss, is an educator and world traveler who has lived in Washington DC for 31 years. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has traveled thousands of miles on the Mayan Route of Mexico. Ms. Seiger loves to road trip around the Mid-Atlantic US and beyond.



Food As Memoir: Telling Your Story Through Recipes    

Credit: 36 hours/3.6 CEU


November 5-7, 2021 (meets online)

Instructor: Andrea Seiger Fee: $275.00
# of Days:   Day(s) of Week:   Dates:    
3   Su F Sa   11/5/2021-11/7/2021    
Class meets online Friday: 6pm-9pm (eastern time), Saturday, and Sunday: 10am-1pm (eastern time).
Building/Room: Online, online platform , NY , 
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Class ID: SF21APEX20N 

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