FAQ

Behold some of the most commonly asked questions about LMF.

Are you French?
Only in spirit. Most members of French House are not actually French! However, we do share an interest in French Language and Culture

Do you always/only speak French?
Not all the time--we speak French at dinner (home made 6 nights/week), on Wednesdays, and during our twice-per-semester French Marathon. Outside of these times, it is up to each member to decide how much or how little French to speak, although we certainly encourage you to use it as much as possible!

Is French House really a house?
Unfortunately not (hint hint, MIT!). French House is located on the 5th floor of New House 5 and the 4th/5th floors of New House 6.

How does cooking work?
Cooking is organized by the Food Steward (Ministre des Aliments). We cook 6 nights per week (every day except Saturday). There are 6 teams of 4-5 people each, organized by day of the week. The Monday team cooks Monday, etc. Each member of a cooking team "chefs" about once per month, meaning that person is responsible for setting the menu. Ingredients are mostly purchased from and delivered by Roche Brothers. The Food Steward may shop about three times per week for ingredients not carried by Roche Brothers.

Do you guys only cook French food?
I can't tell you how many times I get asked this question, even by my own parents. The answer is a resounding NO! Members of French House come from all over the world, so our cuisine is as varied as the antibodies in your bloodstream. For sample recipes, see our Recipes.

Tell me more about French House!
You can learn a lot from our Wiki (which is where you are right now). If you haven't visited our website yet, it's here: http://web.mit.edu/lmf/www. If you have a question that hasn't been answered on this page, you can e-mail us at lmf-request@mit.edu (if you think your question should have been answered here or elsewhere on the wiki, tell us that too). And of course you can (and should) come and visit!