Eating the Seasons with Alain Ducasse

Renowned chef Alain Ducasse has a new cookbook out featuring seasonal, healthy and easy recipes.

Eating the Seasons with Alain Ducasse

If you’re looking to cook better, more sustainably and get more seasonal nutrients into every meal, this book is for you. It takes traditional French cuisine to a new, refreshing level. The book is loaded with 150 new recipes the range from sides to dessert and are both simple to make and super enjoyable to eat. It leaves the complicated techniques and heavy flavors of French food on the side, and reimagines them to be nutritious.

The book showcases more vegetarian recipes and involves readers in the discussion of eating sustainably and seasonally. The index also organizes recipes by main ingredients, so if you have a stack of zucchini from the garden sitting on the counter, you know exactly where to turn. It also divides up the recipe by length of time to make. So if you only have 30 minutes to throw together a good dinner, the list of all the recipes that can be completed in that time are right there.

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Eating the Seasons with Alain Ducasse

Eating the Seasons with Alain Ducasse

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Check out this spring recipe for a Morel Omelet.

Eating the Seasons with Alain Ducasse
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 250 grams - 9 ounces fresh morels
  • 250 grams - 9 ounces white mushrooms
  • 10 grams - ⅜ ounces / 2 teaspoons butter
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons vin jaune wine
  • 1 red onion
  • 50 grams - 2 ounces Comté cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 500 milliliters - 2 cups milk
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil
Instructions
Prepare the mushrooms
  1. Cut the stems off the morels and white mushrooms. Carefully wash the morels. To do this, soak them several times in a bowl filled with lukewarm water. Change the water until there is no more sand at the bottom of the basin. Drain in a strainer. Rinse the white mushrooms. Drain and quarter them.
Cook the mushrooms
  1. Melt the butter in a sauté pan, then add the morels and white mushrooms. Season lightly with salt.
  2. Add the wine, cover with a lid, and braise on a gentle simmer for 12 minutes. If the mushrooms dry out, add a few tablespoons water.
Prepare the eggs
  1. Peel and mince the onion. Cut the cheese into a small dice.
  2. Break the eggs into a deep earthenware bowl. Beat lightly and add the milk, onion, and cheese. Mix well, then add the cooked mushrooms. Mix again and season with a turn of the pepper mill.
Cook the omelet
  1. Heat a little olive oil in a nonstick frying pan. Pour in the contents of the bowl and tilt the pan in all directions to spread it out well. While cooking the omelet, stir it and push the edges toward the center with a flexible spatula (scra-per). Cook the omelet until it is done to your liking. Slide it onto a plate and serve.
Notes
Go easy with the salt. The mushrooms need
very little because they absorb it very quickly. The Comté cheese will add saltiness later.

Serve this omelet with a green salad
that has chopped walnuts. It makes a very good combination. And it all makes a complete and balanced meal.

 

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