Jacques Pepin

Welcome to Jacques Pépin's website! KQED Food is now the official Jacques Pépin portal for the legendary chef's recipes, books/dvds, program information and appearances.

Event September 30 in San Francsico: Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for "An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin" — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.View Event Details on Bay Area Bites [SOLD OUT]

Cooking Up Refinement with Jacques Pépin's New Complete Techniques (Bay Area Bites)




Read the story of how Julia Child met Jacques Pépin at KQED's Bay Area Bites.

You can help Julia Child and Jacques Pepin make a Caesar Salad in this fun interactive.

Watch Jacques Pépin's centennial celebration tribute video to Julia Child.


Jacques Pépin's latest series Essential Pépin premiered on KQED TV October 15, 2011. Check your local PBS station for airtimes.

On April 2, 2012, "Essential Pépin" won the IACP Award for TV Series in the New Media & Broadcast Category. Jacques also won an IACP Culinary Classic Book Award for "La Technique: An Illustrated Guide to the Fundamental Techniques of Cooking."

Watch a preview of "Essential Pépin"

Jacques Pépin Program Websites

Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way

This sumptuous series is bursting with Jacques' easy home-cooked meals. This time around, our favorite French chef reaches for pantry items and supermarket staples to whip up delectable dishes for every occasion and appetite. Website highlights: 26 viewable episodes, 53 downloadable recipes, behind-the-scenes slideshow.

Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way

In this cooking show, Jacques presents quick and recipes that satisfy today's busy lifestyle. Teaching the best of everyday cooking, Jacques concocts dishes that range from simple dinners to elegant entertaining. Website highlights: Recipes available in 8 step-by-step slideshows, 26 viewable videos, and 26 printable versions; interactive studio kitchen; behind-the-scenes slideshow.

The Complete Pépin

The Complete Pépin is a new twist on Jacques' 1997 hit series, Jacques Pépin Cooking Techniques. Throughout the series, viewers learn the basics of everything from choosing and maintaining essential cooking equipment to easy and fun ways to embellish your dishes. Website highlight: 49 downloadable recipes.

Jacques Pépin: The Apprentice — Then and Now

Jacques Pépin has led a fascinating and food-filled life, and in this public television special, the charismatic French chef discusses the changes he's observed taking place in our culinary landscape over the past half-century. Pulling delicious anecdotes from his own life and evolution as a chef, Jacques gives viewers an expansive view on how our shopping, cooking, and culinary training has transformed over the years. Website highlight: Historic timeline of Jacques' life, complete with personal photos and quotes from his best-selling autobiography.

Jacques Pépin Celebrates!

Jacques Pépin believes that every meal is a celebration and his delight in creating spectacular offerings for family and friends is contagious in this captivating show. While sharing the secrets of meals Jacques has prepared over the years for all manner of special occasions and holidays, Jacques and his daughter Claudine address how to plan, shop, prepare, and decorate for fantastic feasts to share with friends and family. Website highlights: 9 step-by-step technique slideshows, 13 seasonally-influenced menus with Claudine's wine pairings, 13 printable recipes.

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Jacques Pépin Timeline

Jacques Pepin as a baby chef

Experience an interactive timeline of Jacques' life based on his autobiography, The Apprentice.

Rent Jacques' Condo in Mexico

Jacques Pepin condo in Mexico

1 bedroom condo with full-featured kitchen in Playa Del Carmen.

Essential Pépin Gallery

items in Bay Area Bites and Beyond More in Essential Pépin