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Jacques Pepin: A French Chef Cooks at Home (A Fireside book) Reviews

ChrisLehrer

Foundations Of A Classic

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Pros: Clear, usable, unabashedly traditional, well written

Cons: Assumes you want to learn; unapologetic about French tradition; no pictures

It’s always interesting to return to a classic, but who now remembers this book, the first by the extraordinary teacher and chef Jacques Pépin? A slim trade paperback with no photographs or drawings, it speaks of a time before cookbooks became a major publishing genre. It also raises questions about the home cooking and cookbook revolution of the last generation.             In his luminous memoir The Apprentice, Pépin has told us a good deal about his background, his apprenticeship, early jobs, work for presidents, move to the US, work for Howard Johnson, and so on. From his many television series and specials, we all know him:...
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