Essential Pepin

Essential Pepin

More Than 700 All-time Favorites From My Life in Food

Book - 2011
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In his more than sixty years as a chef, Jacques Pepin 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; Meme's Apple Tart, which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant; and Warm Chocolate Fondue
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780547232799
Branch Call Number: 641.5944 P393E 2011
Characteristics: xv, 685 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 DVD (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)


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Jan 04, 2012

great book. a must have for all pepin fans.

Dec 27, 2011

Have purchased a copy for myself and a few family members, I liked this so much. Great recipes (try the Wine Merchant's steak) and wonderful commentary describing specific tips and the origins of each dish. No photos of the dishes (so this isn't food porn), just a cookbook that should get used!

Dec 04, 2011

Jacques can do no wrong. Wonderful book...perfect to give as a gift for the foodie in your life. The recipes are delish! Comes with a CD with about an hour of short demonstrations for things such as sharpening knives to creating beautiful butter pads shaped as flowers. Love it.


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