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
Special Spuds (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes.
Fine Finishes (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding.
Vegetable Bounty (Episode #113H)
KQED 9: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Endive With Olives; Stewed Navy Beans; Gratin Of Leeks; Classic Ratatouille; Tomatoes Maison.
Cattle Call (Episode #111H)
KQED Life: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Grilled Steak With Lemon-Thyme Butter; Spicy Rib Roast; Veal Chops With Caper Sauce; Braised Beef In Red Wine.
Veg-In! (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura.
Sweets for My Sweet (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches; Tarte Tatin; Meme's Apple Tart; Individual Chocolate And Nut Pies.
Fruit Fete (Episode #112H)
KQED 9: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Good Lady Apples Bon Femme; Stew Of Red Summer Fruit; Braised Pears In A Caramel Sauce; Flambeed Bananas; Apple Fritters.
Easy and Elegant Seafood (Episode #110H)
KQED Life: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade.
Fabulous Fins (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Cured Salmon In Molasses; Tuna Steaks With Tapenade Coating; Tuna Tartare On Marinated Cucumbers; Poached Salmon In Ravigote Sauce; Ray Meuniere With Mushrooms.
Savory Staples (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout.