Welcome to Mastering the Art of Vegan French Cooking!
This series is going to teach you how to create plant-based reinterpretations of the most classic French recipes. Gluten-free variations are offered for each dish.
I am a plant-based blogger and cookbook author living in France. I wrote 'Vegan French Favorites', a cookbook of classic French recipes made vegan- which was recommended as one of the best vegan cookbooks on the 'Vegan' website and featured in the Vegan Food and Living Magazine, a French newspaper, and several blogs and podcasts. My passion is combining the French and plant-based lifestyles, to share my love of French culture and promote sustainability.
We'll kick this series off by learning vegan Quiche, Crepes, and Cream Tarts. These are three classic French culinary concepts that once mastered, will allow you to make endless variations of the dishes.
- First, you will learn how make an easy olive oil crust that's flaky, 'buttery', and the perfect substitute for the traditional shortbread crust used in Quiches and Tarts. You can also use it any pie!
- Then, you'll learn two different methods you can use to make vegan quiches, no eggs involved. You'll see that the two different methods produce very different but equally hearty, delicious, and French-tasting results.
- Next, you will learn vegan recipes for two of the most famous French cream tarts: Lemon Tart and Strawberry Tart. You'll master a cream base for these tarts, using simple vegan ingredients, that will allow you to make an endless variety of fruit tarts! You'll also learn how to decorate the tarts like a professional pastry chef.
- Finally, you will learn how to make perfect vegan crepes, both sweet and savory. You'll be introduced to the most classic French toppings for crepes and learn how to substitute bacon, eggs, sour cream, cheese, sweet cream and whipped cream with delicious and easy plant-based alternatives.
The course is paced so that you can cook along with me but feel free to pause, rewind, or fast forward as you need to. There is no music in the background of the cooking videos to keep them distraction-free and so that you can play your own favorite cooking music.
Stay tuned for my future courses in this series and I hope you will enjoy jumping in to the exciting new world of vegan French cooking with me!