Discover what French and Appalachian cooking have in common. Learn to cook delicious dishes that fuse these two wonderful cultures.
What do French and Appalachian cooking have in common you might ask? They might seem like strange partners, but in fact, they both make innovation a key ingredient. While French cooking uses innovation as a signature of individuality, and Appalachian cooking uses innovation more in response to a traditional scarcity of ingredients due to remoteness, the result is the same. In the face of adversity and of a search for expression, both sides of the Atlantic are required to cook with love. This is what makes all innovation great, be it love of family and tradition or simply love of art. In this course we will prepare dishes such as Tomato Pie (Tarte à la Tomate), Ramp Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois), and Chocolate Biscuit with Cream (Profiterolles). We will base our recipes on Appalachian ingredients, with an audacious French twist, and a few French tongue twisters thrown in for good measure!