Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way
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This 4-hour, 2-disc DVD set, adapted from the new PBS series, pays tribute to a very simple cuisine, with recipes that require little work and fit nicely into the fast-paced lifestyles of today. Use the interactivity of the DVD format to learn how to create 8 complete menus -- 30 great-tasting dishes -- all special enough for company, yet easy enough for those weekday evenings when you have no time. Easy and fast can still be deliciously elegant -- with Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way.
thirty minute cassoulet
zucchini & tomato salad
smoked salmon timbales
orange & cream cheese
smoked trout salad with horseradish cream
chicken breast on mashed cauliflower with red hot salsa
salmon tartare on cauliflower salad
breaded pork scaloppine with mushroom sauce
pasta, ham & vegetable gratin
romaine & radicchio with salsa dressing
crab cakes in red sauce
big almond macaroons with apricot filling
egg & tomato gratin
stuffed scallops on mushroom rice
greens with quick cream dressing
pineapple wedges in caramel
sausage & potato packets
mushroom & walnut salad in sour cream dressing
apple peel granite with apple puree
slow-cooked tuna steaks with tomato relish
apple skillet cake
tomato tartare with tomato water sauce
rigatoni & mussels with saffron
puree of peas with mint & cilantro
strawberry shortbread panachee
The editors of Southwest Airlines inflight magazine Spirit have voted Jacques Pepin the Best Television Chef from a Top Ten list which included Emeril Lagasse, G. Garvin, Lidia Bastianinch, Wolfgang Puck, Tina Nordstrom, Mario Batali, Alton Brown, Ming Tsai and Rachael Ray. Spirit said His french-inspired recipes are always solid, and he s one of the best technique teachers on television. There s something to be said for watching a cooking demonstration versus reading a recipe in a book. For one thing, we live in the television/computer world and most of us are used to learning from watching, not from reading. Plus, when demonstrating a dish, a chef will often share tips that would probably never make it into a cookbook...Three volumes of Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way demonstrates how to create deliciously elegant meals in minutes. --American Fitness Magazine
I have to admit I had never heard of Jacques Pépin before reviewing this DVD, but he s a dab hand at preparing and presenting his meals with a lot of energy and personality. I never really had a passion for cooking, but watching these lessons and trying out one myself turned out to be a whole lot of fun. As a matter of fact, I m gearing up right now to go to the store and get the ingredients for my next menu. Bon appétit! --DVDVerdict.com
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But the 8 episodes here are representative of his by the way style- for instance, in the sausage and potato packet in Episode 8, he shows you how to make your own quick mustard. Ditto for how to peel/chop and puree garlic. How to do risotto correctly, and how to identify what has made it go wrong for you in the past. all little secrets not to be known unless you see the show. These little tidbits are ladled heavily throughout the DVD set. In other episodes that I have on vhs (that I taped myself throughout the season) he talks about using a broken china dish to sharpen knives, - unfortunately I dont think this tidbit made it to the DVD.
The sound is a bit rough- on my set, Jacques' mic was not turned off when suddenly steam overwhelms it (producing a brushing sound on the audio). But he is so great, and the show is so helpful, with practical info I had to rate it a 5 star.
Get this DVD- you will NOT be disappointed!
Jacques Pépin, (along with the late Julia Child), has been in the cooking show business since before the producers of The Food Network were out of their diapers. He's also been cooking since he was a child while his father served in the World War Two French Resistance while his lovely mother operated one restaurant after another, each becoming bigger and better than the previous one.
Jacques enhanced his knowledge and his career by working in the best of European restaurants and subsequently coming to America where he turned down the Kennedys for the head chef's job at The White House to go to work for Howard Johnson. You can read all the details in: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen.
This master chef's most recent series (I'm also including Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way in that statement) is the best I've ever seen and I've been cooking and watching cooking shows my entire life. From my view, the only other programs which come close were The Frugal Gourmet's [Jeff Smith] PBS show and also the more recently produced programs featuring Julia Child, some of which include Jacques Pépin.
In the series under review here, you get two discs (200 minutes total time) which include eight lessons (programs) -- there are usually four dishes featured during each 1/2-hour program. In addition to the recipes themselves Jacques focuses quite a lot on culinary techniques and table presentation.Read more ›
This is a well prepared, produced and entertaining DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was a gift for my mother, becsause she enjoyed reading mine so much! I have already written another more lengthy review on this. I would recommend the book to everyone. Read morePublished 20 months ago by B. Sanko
This is Volume One of the DVD collection to accompany the excellent PBS series Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Net Admin / Home Chef
Jacques Pepin - doing his French cooking thing- very fast indeed.
Some very interesting and unusual menus- entertaining to watch but I probably won't try any of the recipes... Read more