About Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry French born and naturalized American, Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry lived in Italy and in the US - mostly in California - for about twenty years, studying linguistics in Italy, France and the US, art history, film studies and comparative literature. She earned a CAPES in 1990 from the French Ministry of Education. She majored in American Civilization Studies with a Master's degree from the University of Nantes, France. While in Los Angeles, she worked in pre-production and post-production for independent movie directors, films d'auteurs, translating for example, Elia Kazan's Beyond the Eagean with author and filmmaker, Michael Henry Wilson. Upon returning to France, she worked as a cross-cultural facilitator, professor & consultant. She is an essayist and contributor for various French and US magazines. Her articles, work and lectures are attempts to comprehend what happens when two very different cultures, languages, philosophical and aesthetic perspectives are at play within the same person. When the “can do” attitude collides with the Cartesian doubt, when“doing” and “being” are constantly negotiating and debating with one another. When “positive feedback” gets under the scrutiny of the French pique and critique. When simplifying is up against complexifying. She is married, two grown-up children (bi-cultural and multi-lingual), she managed a château in the Loire Valley for 8 years. She just finished restoring a XVth-XVIIth château near Nantes (Western France, by the Loire river), and is currently developing cultural projects combining her love for cooking, painting, music and her French life-style savoir-faire and savoir-vivre along with designing cultural retreats or expeditions to Italy. www.monsaintbaudry.fr http://pinterest.com/highcontext/conscience-esthétique/pins/ www.facebook.com/nathalie.monsaintbaudry



Author Archives: Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

The French Gastronomic Meal

November 13th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

“Eating is a need, knowing how to eat is an art“– La Rochefoucauld. In the year of our grace 2010,


A matter of style

October 19th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

In French, to say that someone is stylish, is slightly different from saying that she has a certain style, or


A few good summer pages…

August 16th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

“The risk is that one is an alien in his own country”. Descartes, Introduction to the Speech of the Method


Don’t mess with our bread

July 12th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

For a French person, “Where are you from?” is not exactly the same as asking: “Where do you come from?”


Le goût de la France

May 6th, 2014 | by Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

Pour des raisons évidentes, cet article ne peut être traduit. For obvious reasons, this article cannot be translated





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