Jacques Pépin takes us into his home kitchen to reveal the recipes he serves to friends and family. The recipes are straightforward and (of course) elegant and delicious. The photos by fellow Madison resident Tom Hopkins underscore Jacques’ love of family and food. It reads like a memoir and contributes to the intimate feeling this book generates.— Gail
The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of over 30 cookbooks, including The Apprentice, Essential Pépin, and Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, JACQUES PEPIN is a chef, author, television personality, educator, and artist, and has starred in 12 acclaimed PBS cooking series. His dedication to culinary education led to the creation of the Jacques Pépin Foundation in 2016.
“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.” --Entertainment Weekly “Charming and cheerful… His recipes are of the moment, his techniques timeless.” --TheAtlantic.com "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." --People.com "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."--Publishers Weekly —