Jacques Pepin Heart Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques PepinIn the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.
Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen is an intimate look at the celebrity chef and the food he cooks at home with family and friends—200 recipes in all. There are the simple dinners Jacques prepares for his wife, like the world’s best burgers (the secret is ground brisket). There are elegant dinners for small gatherings, with tantalizing starters like Camembert cheese with a pistachio crust and desserts like little foolproof chocolate souffles. And there are the dishes for backyard parties, including grilled chicken tenderloin in an Argentinean chimichurri sauce.
Spiced with reminiscences and stories, this book reveals the unorthodox philosophy of the man who taught millions how to cook, revealing his frank views on molecular gastronomy, the locovore movement, Julia Child and James Beard, on how to raise a child who will eat almost anything, and much, much more. For both longtime fans of Jacques and those who are discovering him for the first time, this is a must-have cookbook.
Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul
Sign in. Alex Borstein , RuPaul , and other stars at the Emmys answer our fans' burning questions. Watch now. At the young age of 22 and alongside his best friend, pastry chef Jean-Claude Szurdak, Jacques cooked classic dishes for the de Gaulle family. Now he replicates them for us beginning with a first course of morel and shrimp eggs en cocotte. The two chefs continue their Presidential menu with a meaty main course of veal chops dijonnaise served on a bed of simple and delicious peas with basil.
The Season 1 finale features salmon scaloppini with sorrel sauce; lamb breast navarin; a green salad with mustard; and coffee panna cotta. A simple seafood salad; spicy shrimp with cocktail sauce; and creole-inspired blackfish beignets with spicy sauce. Black lentil salad with eggs; pork neck and bean fricassee; and spinach and ricotta lasagna. Also: skinning a salami; and filleting a whole fish. Tartine de confiture; rhubarb-honey coupe with creamy yogurt sauce; chocolate pistachio biscotti; and mini chocolate truffles.