A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in cookbooks.  What is it like to be behind the lens and capture taste and texture of dishes created by one of the world’s greatest chefs? Tom Hopkins has been Chef Jacques Pepin’s photographer and videographer for 35 years.  “My job is to take a photograph where…

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What does Chef Jacques Pepin keep in his pantry? What are his favorite memories of cooking with Julia Child? What food item would Chef Jacques Pepin want if he were stranded on a deserted island? This special kitchen chat with Chef Jacques Pepin marks a poignant milestone in my culinary journey as this legendary chef…

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For twenty years, Chef Didier Durand has brought delicious French cuisine to Chicago through his restaurant Cyranos Farm Kitchen, which just recently closed.    In 1986, Chef Didier arrived in Chicago and worked at many of the area’s finest French restaurants until opening his own in 1996. The restaurant was named after the celebrated Frenchman…

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Do you want to learn basic techniques and classic recipes for cooking French cuisine? Claudine Pepin’s new book Kids Cook French is for all ages.   As the daughter of the legendary Chef Jacques Pepin, Claudine developed a palate for fine food at an early age. Although Claudine is following in her father’s culinary footprints,…

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