Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 18, 2011 - Cooking - 704 pages
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For the first time ever, the legendary chef collects and updates the best recipes from his six-decade career. With a searchable DVD demonstrating every technique a cook will ever need.

In his more than sixty years as a chef, Jacques Pépin has earned a reputation as a champion of simplicity. His recipes are classics. They find the shortest, surest route to flavor, avoiding complicated techniques.

Now, in a book that celebrates his life in food, the world’s most famous cooking teacher winnows his favorite recipes from the thousands he has created, streamlining them even further. They include Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style, which Jacques enjoyed as a young chef while bar-crawling in Paris; Linguine with Clam Sauce and Vegetables, a frequent dinner chez Jacques; Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Butter, which he makes indoors in winter and outdoors in summer; Five-Peppercorn Steak, his spin on a bistro classic; Mémé’s Apple Tart, which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant; and Warm Chocolate Fondue Soufflé, part cake, part pudding, part soufflé, and pure bliss.

Essential Pépin spans the many styles of Jacques’s cooking: homey country French, haute cuisine, fast food Jacques-style, and fresh contemporary American dishes. Many of the recipes are globally inspired, from Mexico, across Europe, or the Far East.

In the accompanying searchable DVD, Jacques shines as a teacher, as he demonstrates all the techniques a cook needs to know. This truly is the essential Pépin.    
 
  

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Review: Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food

User Review  - Micahlibris - Goodreads

This is a really beautiful book. Obviously, I haven't tried all of the recipes in this huge tome, but I've tried enough to know that these are true master productions. My only criticism is that Pepin ... Read full review

Review: Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food

User Review  - Pierre - Goodreads

This is a fantastic repository of recipes for any home chef. The recipes are pretty simple, yet incredibly delicious. I've made about 3 of the soups so far, and they have been terrific. A must for any serious home chef. Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
Epigraph
EGGS
Pasta
Rice
Grains
Potatoes
BREADS
Veal
Lamb
Pork
CHARCUTERIE AND OFFAL
Charcuterie Offal
PUDDINGS SWEET SOUFFLÉS AND CREPES
Cookies Candies
FROZEN DESSERTS

Sandwiches
Pizzas
SHELLFISH ANDFISH Shellfish
POULTRY AND GAME
Beef
BASICS
Sauces Butters and Oils
Relishes andPickles Drinks
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Jacques Pépin has written twenty-five cookbooks, including the best-selling Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way, More Fast Food My Way, and his memoir, The Apprentice. He has also starred in numerous acclaimed cooking series on public television and is a contributing editor to Food & Wine. He has won multiple James Beard Awards, several IACP Cookbook Awards, and the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction.

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