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