Essential PépinEssential Pépin

Legendary chef Jacques Pépin, whose career has spanned six decades, has, for the first time ever, collected and updated his favorite recipes for a new KQED-produced public television series and companion book. In the 26-episode public television series, airing nationally beginning October 15, 2011 (check local listings), Jacques shares more than 125 recipes, many of which are updated to fit the needs of a modern American family. Essential Pépin includes everything that is essential to Jacques -- his love of food and cooking, his teaching and mentoring, and his family and friends. It's no wonder that Julia Child called Jacques "the best chef in America."