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Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken: A Master Chef's Paintings, Stories, and Recipes of the Humble Bird (MP3 CD)

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I bought my first Jacques Pepin cookbook in 1995 and have been a big fan ever since. Always enamored with his artwork, I was thrilled when Art of the Chicken came out. It’s filled with a trove of childhood memories, highlights of his esteemed career, and his lifelong admiration of the humble chicken. Throughout its pages, you will find a plethora of Jacques’ signature chicken drawings as well as recipes and helpful hints. A visual joy, Pepin’s latest is a piece de resistance! Happy Reading!

— Sue


From legendary chef Jacques Pepin, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens, featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings and more than 50 recipes, along with a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories.

Chicken may not be an extravagant ingredient, but for master chef Jacques P pin, it is the one he turns to most frequently--to cook and to paint. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jacques reminisces on his life through the lens of the humble bird, from his childhood in rural France, where he chased chickens and watched as his maman turned them into her poulet la cr me, to his demanding apprenticeship and long, illustrious career--cooking Chicken Chasseur for Charles de Gaulle and his family, turning down a chance to work as JFK's White House Chef for a job at Howard Johnson's, and appearing on television alongside food-world luminaries like Julia Child. Throughout are Jacques' favorite chicken and egg recipes, conveyed as if he were sharing them over a dinner table. Most significantly, the book displays dozens of Jacques' stunning paintings of chickens. If it clucks or scratches, it's likely that Jacques has painted it. This unique book is the next best thing to a visit to Jacques' home, which would include a tour of his art studio, captivating conversation as he cooks, and a toast with a glass of wine over a simple meal of perfect roast chicken.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212034951
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Language: English