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Project 5: Spinach, Asian Pear & Grapefruit Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing

28 Nov

Recipe by Susan Oak

The French Culinary Institute’s Level 5 project is a taste what (F.C.I) students are made of. This project is for students in the classic culinary arts program (1 level away from graduation).

Eat Life’s Project 5 showcases select students so everyone can get a glimpse of the talent behind F.C.I’s kitchen doors. Introducing Susan Oak’s level 5 recipe from her project, Fat.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing, The French Culinary Institute's Level 5 project - Eat Life FCI

WALNUT OIL: Spinach Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing, Asian pear, grapefruit, toasted walnuts, red onion

Fat Fact: Walnut oil has a low smoke point and therefore should be used as a garnish or in a dressing. They are a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Continue reading

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Project 5: Sesame Oil – Pork Belly and Cucumber Salad, Sesame Garlic Confit

28 Nov

Recipe by Susan Oak

The French Culinary Institute’s Level 5 project is a taste what (F.C.I) students are made of. This project is for students in the classic culinary arts program (1 level away from graduation).

Eat Life’s Project 5 showcases select students so everyone can get a glimpse of the talent behind F.C.I’s kitchen doors. Introducing Susan Oak’s Level 5 recipe from her project, Fat.

Pork Belly and cucumber salad recipe,The French Culinary Institute's Level 5 project - Eat Life FCI

SESAME OIL: Pork Belly and Cucumber Salad, sesame garlic confit

Fat Fact: Sesame oil is commonly used in Korean cuisine. This dish is a take on a very common Korean meal of grilled pork belly, often cooked at the table and dipped into a simple sauce of sesame oil, salt and pepper. Try it with a traditional Korean rice wine, like Baekseju. Continue reading