Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

by Jacques Pepin
     
 

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In 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 Pépin 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

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In 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 Pépin 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 soufflés. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/03/2015
Pépin—winner of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, television chef, and author of 25 cookbooks—extends “an invitation to come over to our house for a meal” in his latest recipe collection, the companion cookbook to his 13th and final PBS TV series. These 200 recipes reflect Pépin’s “culinary heart and soul” and are low-fuss dishes promoting enjoyment of “wine, food, and companionship.” Pépin draws from his childhood and family table, travels, and reminiscences. Interspersed are essays on wine, eggs, gardening, and cooking with friends and family. The recipes are organized by course. An hors d’oeuvre of tequila-splashed smoked salmon tostadas with yogurt horseradish cream whets the appetite. Soups and salads feature leek and potato potage and spicy greens with mustard vinaigrette. Fish and seafood recipes abound, starring sauced grouper and red snapper dishes, and meats include Russian-style grilled lamb skewers and rabbit sautéed in mushroom cream sauce. Two dessert chapters, with fruit-based, custard, chocolate, and baked desserts, round out the collection. Pépin encourages tinkering with recipes, appreciating them as living things that can evolve according to every cook’s heart and soul. (Oct.)
From the Publisher

“Over the course of his years on PBS, Pepin has likely appeared in your house, and through these recipes, which he cooks at home for family and friends, he invites us into his.”
--Entertainment Weekly
 
“Charming and cheerful… His recipes are of the moment, his techniques timeless.”
--TheAtlantic.com

"When Pépin cooks, we pay attention. The world-renowned French chef's latest release is shaping up to be the next Dinner Party Bible, with simple, elegant dinners to make for friends and family." 
--People.com
 
"Pépin...extends 'an invitation to come over to our house for a meal' in his latest recipe collection, the companion cookbook to his 13th and final PBS TV series. These 200 recipes reflect Pépin’s 'culinary heart and soul' and are low-fuss dishes promoting enjoyment of 'wine, food, and companionship.' Pépin draws from his childhood and family table, travels, and reminiscences...[and] encourages tinkering with recipes, appreciating them as living things that can evolve according to every cook’s heart and soul."
--Publishers Weekly
Library Journal
07/01/2015
Nearing his 80th birthday, French chef Pépin (Essential Pépin) is a culinary icon who has starred in 13 TV cooking shows and published more than 25 cookbooks. In this companion to his final PBS series, Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul, he's compiled 200 recipes that he loves to prepare for close family and friends. He shows no snobbery when it comes to ingredients; in fact, he incorporates Ritz crackers, Tabasco sauce, and canned beans into his recipes with as much enthusiasm as truffle oil, pressed caviar, and duck livers. Readers can expect effortless, entertaining-worthy fare (Camembert in pistachio crust, broiled sole with chive butter, Swiss chard gratin), along with humorous and informative anecdotes from Pépin's storied career. VERDICT Highly recommended for fans of the chef and most public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544301986
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
14,599
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author


JACQUES PÉPIN has published twenty-five cookbooks, including the best-selling Essential Pépin, Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way, and his memoir, The Apprentice. He has also starred in twelve acclaimed cooking TV series. He has won multiple James Beard Awards and several IACP Cookbook Awards.

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