The series premiere of Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul airs Saturday, September 12 at 10:30am on KQED 9. This will be chef Jacques Pépin’s final television cooking series. The 26 programs were taped in the fall of 2014 in the KQED studios in San Francisco and at Jacques’ home in Connecticut. This series is a personal journey through Jacques' life and includes historical footage and guest visits from close friends and family. Each episode features creative recipes that combine Jacques' culinary history and travel experiences with his expert teaching skills. Many of these recipes are available on the Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul website along with technique videos and behind-the-scenes photos from the taping of the show.
This first episode will air again on KQED 9 Sunday, September 13 at 2:30pm and will broadcast nationally on Saturday, September 19. The episodes will be available online for a limited period of time at the Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul website beginning September 19.
Series Producer Tina Salter created this video to share the vision of Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul with the production team after gathering unique and personal footage of Jacques and his family at his home in Connecticut.
The first episode of the series is Fête Des Boules. Jacques and his best friend Jean-Claude work up an appetite in the summer sun playing the traditional French game of boules. Jacques cooks up a party menu of favorites to share. He begins with Crab Chips With Salmon Caviar, bursting with decadent flavors and textures. Then the freshest of eggs are whisked to become an Egg And Herb Treats appetizer. The party continues with a crowd-pleasing Camembert With Pistachio Crust, a garden-fresh Tabbouleh salad and a Tomato, Mozzarella And Onion Salad before Jacques finishes his festive menu with a grand Smoked Ham Glazed With Maple Syrup, cooked and carved to perfection!