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
Classic Conclusions (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Crepes A La Confiture; Orange Souffle Crepes; Baked Alaska; Apricot And Pistachio Souffle.
Cozy Carbs (Episode #108H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Ricotta Dumplings With Red Pepper Sauce; Macaroni Beaucaire; Gnocchi Maison; Linguine With Clam Sauce And Vegetables.
Economical Offal (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils.
Special Spuds (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes.
Fine Finishes (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding.
Veg-In! (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura.
Fowl Play (Episode #126H)
KQED Life: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Turkey Cutlets In Anchovy-Lemon Sauce; Grilled Chicken With Tarragon Butter; Roast Capon With Cognac And Mustard Sauce; Ballottine Of Chicken With Spinach Filling.
Fabulous Fins (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 5, 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, Mar 3, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
Risotto With Vegetables; Darphin Potatoes; Skillet Sweet Potato; Green Couscous; Corn Polenta With Mushroom Ragout.