From Jacques Pepin to Food Trucks at Chautauqua Food Festival

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Jacques Pepin to Headline the 2017 Chautauqua Institution Food Festival
Jacques Pepin to Headline the 2017 Chautauqua Institution Food Festival
Photo: Tom Hopkins

The Chautauqua Institution Food Festival opens on August 20th in Bestor Plaza with barbecue, wine and beer and later, the festival will host Ross Warhol, formerly the chef at the Athenaeum Hotel. Chef Warhol is now executive chef at Buffalo’s fine dining Oliver’s restaurant.

Jacques Pepin will be headlining the 2017 festival on August 21, 2017.
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“Simply Ming” with Jacques Pépin Taping Upcoming Episode

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Jacques Pepin with Ming Tsai at Taping of Simply Ming with Jacques’ Granddaughter Shorey

Jacques Pepin with Ming Tsai at Taping of Simply Ming with Jacques’ Granddaughter ShoreyJacques and his granddaughter, Shorey, joined Ming Tsai on the set of “Simply Ming” for the taping of an future episode on which they’ll be talking about–and preparing recipes from–Jacques’ upcoming (mid-September, 2017) book “A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey.”
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Jacques Pépin Tours the Mauviel Factory for Sur la Table Collection

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Jacques Pépin Tours the Historic Mauviel Factory in France for his Sur la Table Collection
Jacques Pépin Tours the Historic Mauviel Factory in France for his Sur la Table Collection
All photos by: Tom Hopkins

Sur la Table features limited edition copper cookware by French masters Mauviel as part of Sur la Table’s Jacques Pepin exclusive collection. Mauviel has been producing world-class cookware since 1830 and Sur la Table is proud to bring together Jacques and Mauviel for this exclusive copper cookware. The strength and foundation of Mauviel’s manufacturing expertise is based upon a rich tradition of copper manufacturing that has been handed down from generation to generation.
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“Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft” PBS American Masters Premieres Friday May 26

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Alice Waters, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, James Beard: “Chef’s Flights” on PBS American Masters

Alice Waters, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, James Beard: “Chef’s Flights” on PBS American MastersOn Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm, PBS stations will air the documentary for the first time. “Jacques Pépin: the Art of Craft” is part of a four documentary series called “Chef’s Flight” which also features:

Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution (with video clip)
Julia! America’s Favorite Chef (with video clip)
James Beard: America’s First Foodie (with video clip)

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Jacques Pépin Supports Culinary Education as an Educator and Contributor

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Jacques was Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Inaugural Executive-in-Residence

From the earliest stages of his career, Jacques has always willingly shared his knowledge and experience with the general public and with students interested in the culinary arts. As well as being an educator at these two schools–The International Culinary Center and Boston University School of Hospitality Administration–Jacques supports them with a portion of the sales of his artwork. Learn more.

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Video: Peter L. Stein About “Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft“ Documentary

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Video: Peter L. Stein About PBS American Masters “Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft“ Documentary
Video: Peter L. Stein About PBS American Masters “Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft“ Documentary
Documentary maker Peter L. Stein describes some of the special on- and off-screen challenges of bringing Jacques Pépin’s story to the screen for PBS’s American Masters, and recalls his longtime collaboration with Jacques as producer of many of his early public television series.

“I think one of the special things about Jacques’ own career is that it almost perfectly aligns with and, in some ways, prefigures some of the really important changes in the way Americans view food and the profession of the chef that he himself was either responsible for or was closely connected to and then had some hand in shaping. So, it was a real pleasure to be able to roll back the clock in a way in telling Jacques’ story to remember a time when chefs frankly were hidden behind walls; there was no such thing as open kitchens. People didn’t want to see who was cooking their food… To remember a time when Americans didn’t really have a vocabulary for understanding what the work–the manual craftsmanship–of being a professionally-trained chef was.”

Peter L. Stein, from his filmmaker interview on “Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

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Jacques Pepin is Collaborating with FareStart to Help with Job Training and More

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FareStart: We help people with barriers to employment get the skills they need for a real career.
Jacques Pepin at Seattle Book Signing for FareStart (and he doesn't like marshmallows!)
Photo by Robert Wade / Courtesy of FareStart

FareStart: We help people with barriers to employment get the skills they need for a real career.Jacques on FareStart: We’re addressing people who have been a bit maligned by life. Cooking is [a way] to give a lot of pleasure to people. So you give some of yourself as well … It can redeem you in many ways.”

Jacques Pepin was in Seattle, celebrating his new partnership with the FareStart organization. There were many luminaries on-hand for the deluxe fundraising event.

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Jacques’ Adds a New Chicken for His Collection (and Yours)

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“The Harried Chicken“ by Jacques Pepin: Limited Edition Print Perfect as Kitchen Art

“Harried Chicken“ by Jacques Pepin: Limited Edition Print Perfect as Kitchen Art

Jacques at Work on a Painting in His Artist’s Studio

Jacques’ “The Harried Chicken” painting is a new farm to frame limited-edition signed print. This newest kitchen art makes a unique chef gift for birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, housewarming or graduation. “The Harried Chicken” is available here as a high-quality, fine-art giclée print with a limited edition print run of just 200. Once a print run sells out, that print is “retired” and no longer available for sale.

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