Making a Master’s Menu

On Tuesday evening culinary legend Jacques Pepin participated in a livestream event hosted by Feast it Forward. Chef Pepin created a 3 course menu and demonstrated all the recipes live in just one hour.cookingcropHere at Nourrie Cuisine, we love Chef Pepin’s laid back approach to cooking his French-American classic dishes. However, we can’t just follow his menus line by line. First, we have to reinterpret his traditional omnivore fare into our own plant-based creations. Read on to see how we transformed a roast chicken dinner into a fresh, healthful meat and dairy-free feast.

Original menu:

  • Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula or Butterhead Lettuce
  • Roasted Split Chicken with Mustard Crust
  • Spinach, Macadamia Nuts, and Raisins
  • Skillet Apple Charlotte

Our plant-based menu:

  • Corn and Scallion Tofu Cakes on Romaine Lettuce
  • Mustard Crusted Seitan Medallions with Yukon Gold Mash
  • Sauteed Spinach with Macadamia Nuts and Raisins
  • Quick Apple Tarte Tatin

With a few ingredient swaps we were able to reimagine Chef Pepin’s menu for a plant-based audience while maintaining the original flavors and textures that the chef intended. Thank you Chef Pepin for sharing your menu and wisdom with us!

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