Julia and Jacques demonstrate the art, and the adventure, of the Soufflé. Julia extends the classic cheese soufflé to super-height…and Jacques creates a light, fluffy, flavorful scallop and cheese soufflé in a large casserole. For dessert, a chocolate soufflé and cream roulade. Twinkies were never this good!
116: Winter Vegetables
Julia and Jacques take the doldrums about of Winter Vegetables, and demonstrate how even vegetables cooked only in season can be a special treat. Braised Cabbage stuffed with a flavorful ground beef and rice filling, one way with onions, celery, garlic and caraway seeds, and another surrounded with tomato sauce. A Cauliflower Gratin, glazed Turnips and Carrots and a Celery Root Remoulade complete this hearty display of winter vegetable cookery.
117: Charcuterie: Sausage and Paté
Julia and Jacques demonstrate recipes for sausage and paté that are right out of the French countryside. Made from scratch sausage and lentil salad, country paté (2 ways), and, for a finale, a grand truffle infused sausage wrapped in fresh baked brioche (recipe also demonstrated).
118: Comfort Food: Poached Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie & Apple Tart Dessert
Julia and Jacques show how simple it is to poach a chicken with vegetables, mushrooms and a little white wine, and then take that poaching liquid and use it with the leftover poached chicken for a flaky crusted chicken pot pie. The same simple pastry Julia makes for the pot pie is perfect base for a rustic apple and dried fruit tart. Bon Appétit.
Start with one large, whole Salmon, and observe as Julia and Jacques transform the fish into Salmon tartar and “Instant Gravlax.” This, of course, is prelude to baking the Salmon in an “only Julia can get away with it” bicycle pump inflated parchment papillote (bag). For those cooking solo, they also demonstrate how to filet and then roast fresh salmon, served with a garnish of snow peas and tomatoes.
120: Roasts of Veal and Lamb
First is a Roast of Veal with Wild Mushrooms, Braised Endive, onions and white wine—the aromas just fill the kitchen. Second is a delicious Leg of Lamb, hip bone removed, studded with garlic on a ragout of white beans and pancetta, onions, mushrooms and thyme. And, not only are you shown how to prepare these dishes, but Jacques then demonstrates, step-by-step, how to carve and serve them.
One Potato, two potato, oh, so many potatoes. Julia and Jacques share their tricks, “trucs” and techniques for perfect baked potatoes, airy mashed potatoes, creamy potato casserole, and delightful lighter-than-air crispy-fried pommes soufflés.
Duck is a favorite in restaurants, but often considered too difficult to cook at home. No longer! Julia prepares her original (first shown on The French Chef) pan roasted duck, glazed with shallots and parsnips. And Jacques roasts a whole duck, then combines slices of the juicy duck breast with garlic, mustard and delicate salad greens tossed in garlic, mustard and duck giblets, and sprinkled with crispy roasted duck skin.