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
Ocean Options (Episode #125H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Brandade De Morue Au Gratin; Sea Bass In Shredded Potato Skin; Nage Courte Of Striped Bass; Codfish In Olive Oil And Horseradish Sauce.
Special Spuds (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes.
Fine Finishes (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding.
Souper Soups for Supper (Episode #120H)
KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Tomato Chowder With Mollet Eggs; Black Bean Soup With Bananas; Garlic Soup; Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style; Consomme.
Sweet Endings (Episode #124H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Chocolate Mint Truffettes; Quick Almond And Plum Cake; Tuiles A L'orange; Summer Cornets Susie.
Veg-In! (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 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, Dec 8, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches; Tarte Tatin; Meme's Apple Tart; Individual Chocolate And Nut Pies.
Eggs-Quisite (Episode #123H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Quiche With Bacon; Eggs Jeannette; Flan With Green Herbs; Spinach, Ham And Parmesan Souffle.
Fabulous Fins (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 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, Dec 1, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout.