This series is the culmination of chef Jacques Pepin's 60+ years of experience in the kitchen. Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him. In each ingredient-driven episode, the 75-year-old culinary legend provides step-by-step instruction for creating a mouth-watering dish and demonstrates his impeccable technique, from chopping an onion or peeling a softly boiled egg to breaking down a leg of lamb. The series encourages novices to take their first culinary steps and entices seasoned home chefs to try something new.
Essential Pepin Previous Broadcasts
Sweet Endings (Episode #124H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Chocolate Mint Truffettes; Quick Almond And Plum Cake; Tuiles A L'orange; Summer Cornets Susie.
Eggs-Quisite (Episode #123H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Quiche With Bacon; Eggs Jeannette; Flan With Green Herbs; Spinach, Ham And Parmesan Souffle.
Economical Offal (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils.
Good Catch! (Episode #122H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Grilled Swordfish With Spicy Yogurt Sauce; Baked Mackerel With Potatoes And Onions; Seafood With "Handkerchiefs"; Poached Trout In Vegetable Broth.
Light As Air (Episode #121H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Meringue Shells With Chantilly Cream; Macaroons; Chocolate Roll; Chocolate Souffle Cake With Raspberry Sauce.
Special Spuds (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes.
Souper Soups for Supper (Episode #120H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Tomato Chowder With Mollet Eggs; Black Bean Soup With Bananas; Garlic Soup; Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style; Consomme.
Game Day (Episode #119H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Venison Steaks In Sweet-Sour Sauce; Skillet Duck With Red Oak Salad; Sauteed Rabbit With Morels And Pearl Onions.
Fine Finishes (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding.