Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook
  • Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook
  • Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook

Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook

by Jacques Pepin
     
 

Numbered limited edition with Clothbound slipcase

Of the 20-plus cookbooks Jacques Pépin has written, Chez Jacques is his most personal and engaging. Now starring in his tenth PBS series, Pépin ranks among America's most beloved cooking teachers, and this book shows us why.

The book's 100 recipes-for soups and appetizers, mainSee more details below

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Numbered limited edition with Clothbound slipcase

Of the 20-plus cookbooks Jacques Pépin has written, Chez Jacques is his most personal and engaging. Now starring in his tenth PBS series, Pépin ranks among America's most beloved cooking teachers, and this book shows us why.

The book's 100 recipes-for soups and appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts-are Pépin's own favorites among the thousands he has created over a lifetime of cooking. Using readily available ingredients and relying upon familiar techniques, these are the dishes he makes when preparing food at his Connecticut home. But Chez Jacques is more than a collection of well-liked recipes; it's also a captivating sentimental journey. Each dish is introduced by a recollection-of picking dandelion greens for a spring salad, of buying fresh eggs from the local farmer-that invites readers to share in the traditions and rituals of Pépin's most intimate circle.

This treasury of great food, lore, and memory is exquisitely illustrated with a sampling of Pépin's paintings, as well as hundreds of color photographs of the finished dishes and of Pépin in all his "natural habitats"-pitching boules with a group of friends, savoring a glass of chilled rosé in the afternoon sun, painting landscapes, designing menus, and, of course, working in his kitchen.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Prolific author and renowned cooking teacher Pépin here offers a lavishly illustrated culinary memoir. It includes 100 recipes for dishes that he has loved for most of his life, many from his childhood and apprenticeship in France, along with others he and his wife like to cook on a quiet evening at home: Potage Parmentier, Roast Chicken, Caramel Custard. Each recipe comes with a story, and there are 200 color photographs of the dishes and of the chef with friends and family. Pépin also loves to paint, and some of his vibrant works are reproduced here as well. Recommended for most collections.


—Judith Sutton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584795711
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
731,226
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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