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French Chef Alexis Gauthier and PETA Created 'Faux Gras'

 - May 9, 2018
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Animal rights organization PETA teamed up with classically trained French chef Alexis Gauthier to develop a flavorful recipe for "Faux Gras" as an alternative to the controversial foie gras that remains particularly popular in France.

The recipe calls for a base of lentils, walnuts, shallots, as well as other flavorful additions that help to recreate an authentic texture for the spread. As the chef and owner of Gauthier Soho, Gauthier converted the restaurant's entire menu to a vegan one in 2015 and has since noted: "I’m trying to rethink my entire food knowledge and rewrite all the rules of cooking and eating with a vegan perspective."

At the same time vegan-friendly foods are becoming mainstream and easily accessible to the average consumer, luxury vegan food producers are experimenting with developing entirely plant-based alternatives for everything from high-end cheese and caviar to meat.