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Fran Costigan - Open Office Hours

This event was on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Fran Costigan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to … Read More.



How can potatoes (french fry cut) be frozen oil-salt free?

— Alfreda Kinsey


that's a question from someone who is Either following a whole food plant based no oil diet or wants to do her potatoes that way now I do from time to I do follow a very healthy whole food diet, but for to answer this question, I went to my friend Chef sharnolin. She is the goddess of plant-based. Whole Food Whole Food plant-based no oil. She also is a part of the Rouxbe staff and honestly. I think her name is really getting more and more out there. If you don't know Char. Look her up sharnolin is featured in the new New York Times bestselling book by Anne and Jane esselson. It's the title is be a plant-based woman warrior live fear stable and eat delicious. So this is what Char had to say about that one. If the potatoes are raw align in an array on a sheet pan and flash freeze once Frozen completely Place portions in an airtight container always label and date your food. That is something that's super important. I go through my freezer regularly. I'm and my pantry and I always label and date my ingredients and my food and occasionally, I miss one and then I don't know what it is Flash freezing. In a single layer is going to prevent clumping from freeze clumps from freezing and pieces will cook evenly so the answer really is go ahead and do it. You won't have a problem Richard who is running the event. I want to thank Richard today. He has put the link in. to the book and so you'll be able to have a look at it. If you would like to do that. It's really a wonderful wonderful important book and it's very exciting that is on the New York Times bestseller list. So congratulations to Ann and Jane on a one another wonderful book.


Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry