“Food and conversation in the kitchen is the glue that holds the family together.” Chef Jacques Pepin, Kitchen Chat In his latest cookbook, A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey, Chef Jacques Pepin shares recipes and tips as he cooks alongside his granddaughter.  As he says, “The kitchen is the common denominator where we…

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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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Anne Willan is an icon in the culinary world. As founder of Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975, she has trained some of today’s top chefs and people in the culinary industry. La Varenne was one of the first cooking schools in France to offer simultaneous instruction in French and English and…

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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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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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