About the Author
The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of twenty-nine cookbooks, including A Grandfather’s Lessons, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pépin, JACQUES PÉPIN has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series. He was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.
“Over the course of his years on PBS, Pepin has likely appeared in your house, and through these recipes, which he cooks at home for family and friends, he invites us into his.”
“Charming and cheerful… His recipes are of the moment, his techniques timeless.”
"When Pépin cooks, we pay attention. The world-renowned French chef's latest release is shaping up to be the next Dinner Party Bible, with simple, elegant dinners to make for friends and family."
"Pépin...extends 'an invitation to come over to our house for a meal' in his latest recipe collection, the companion cookbook to his 13th and final PBS TV series. These 200 recipes reflect Pépin’s 'culinary heart and soul' and are low-fuss dishes promoting enjoyment of 'wine, food, and companionship.' Pépin draws from his childhood and family table, travels, and reminiscences...[and] encourages tinkering with recipes, appreciating them as living things that can evolve according to every cook’s heart and soul."