I am addicted to any Jacques Pepin cookbooks! They are an easy way to make it seem like I am a brilliant cook!! His cookbooks are perfect for everyday cooking and now, with his granddaughter Shorey, he’s provided great recipes for cooking with kids. Here’s a wonderful way to spend meaningful time with all the kids in your life.— Roxanne
A perfect cookbook for the budding cook, young or old. Jacques Pepin provides terrific recipes here with easy to find ingredients. What follows are delicious meals that won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours. Best of all: A Grandfather’s Lessons provides you with fun ways to spend quality time with the kids in your life.— Meg
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.
"In his many decades at the stove, the chef Jacques Pépin has accumulated a priceless depth of knowledge, and he communicates it freely, with wit and self-effacing charm. Any novice cook, not just a teenager, has much to gain as Mr. Pépin describes cooking with his 13-year-old granddaughter." —Florence Fabricant (New York Times) "Recipes include ultrasimple crowd-pleasers (curly dogs with pickle relish, meringues) as well as palate-expanding gourmet foods (Chinese mushroom salad, sushi salmon cubes), and while a touch more refined than those in other cookbooks for kids, they’re perfect for parents who want to jump-start their child’s gastronomic education. " —Lisa Campbell, Library Journal "Pépin is a familiar face from decades of television shows and cookbooks (Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen), and in 1996 he introduced his daughter Claudine (Kids Cook French) to audiences. Now he brings his granddaughter, Shorey, into the family business with this endearing cookbook that is accompanied by links to 10-minute videos hosted by Sur la Table. Sections on proper table manners and napkin folding impart an old-fashioned feel, and while Pépin admonishes parents not to coddle children but to serve them adult food, the book overflows with typically kid-friendly American dishes, such as English-muffin pizzas, curly hot dogs with relish, and raspberry Jell-O with strawberry sauce. More challenging projects include a loaf of bread hollowed out and stuffed with fish and shellfish (then baked until crusty), and chocolate cups made by dipping inflated balloons into melted chocolate. Recipes that showcase specific techniques—such as a combination of sausages, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms cooked en papillote—are useful. As always, Pépin is a gently encouraging guide, and he makes an able spokesperson for family dinner, but no new ground is broken, and pull quotes from Shorey about how much she adores her “Papi” and loves cooking give little hint of her personality." —Publishers Weekly —