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A cooking series with Jacques Pépin, featuring whole episodes based on subjects such as poultry, shellfish, soup, fruit desserts and easy recipes that are practical for the home chef.From easy to elegant, Essential Pépin shares more than 125 recipes culled from Jacques Pépin s legendary career. In the 26-episode series, Jacques demonstrates, with his usual ease and flair, dishes ranging from classical Escoffier Quenelles to homey Braised Beef in Red Wine, to nouvelle Nage Courte of Striped Bass, and simple Chicken with Tarragon Butter. Jacques cooks what he loves and mouth-watering treats include Basic French Fries, Soda Bread, homey Tomatoes Maison, and Brioche. Desserts range from uncomplicated Quick Almond Plum Cake and fast Chocolate Truffettes to the ultimate... a perfect Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé. It s no wonder that Julia Child called Jacques "the best chef in America." Each show is featured, in its entirety on this three-disc set Essential Pepin Show Descriptions (in air order)... 101 Savory Staples 102 Fabulous Fins 103 Sweets For My Sweet 104 Veg-In! 105 Fine Finishes 106 Special Spuds 107 Economical Offal 108 Cozy Carbs 109 Classic Conclusions 110 Easy and Elegant Seafood 111 Cattle Call 112 Fruite Fete 113 Vegetable Bounty 114 Family Favorites 115 All Puffed Up 116 Shell-ebration 117 Rollin' In Dough 118 Egg-ceptional 119 Game Day 120 Souper Soups for Supper 121 Light as Air 122 Good Catch! 123 Eggs-Quisite 124 Sweet Endings 125 Ocean Options 126 Fowl Play Includes insert with recipe index
I am working my way through parts of the book. I have to say on the baking section, sometimes I prefer the version of Martha Stewart in her Baking Handbook, as in pate brisee (pie... Read morePublished 17 days ago by desert reviewer
Bought this as a present and they love it. Pepin makes it easy for anyone to learn some of the techniques of a master chef. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave
I love watching Jacques cook. You can learn a lot and it's never boring! He always has a twinkle in his eye that lets you know you're welcomePublished 1 month ago by Topsquid
A gift for a friend. He loves it and I worship Pepin. After 30 years in the kitchen, he remains one of my few true hero's.Published 8 months ago by Stephen E Perceful
Love Jacques Pepin's Essential Book. He makes it so easy to cook everything including fish which has always intimidated me.Published 8 months ago by Nathalia Benefiel
I love the simple way Jacques Pepin cooks and explain the recipes. It is real French cooking !!!!!
Thank You Monsieur Pepin.