An intimate conversation with Jacques Pépin: chef, innovator, educator

Posted on
Jacques Pepin and Francis Lamb of The Splendid Table Intimate Conversation

A conversation with Jacques Pepin with Francis Lam of The Splendid Table.

Also available in audio format.

“Jacques Pépin is a legendary chef well-known for his television shows, cookbooks, and iconic celebrity status. However, he’ll tell that when he began is life of cooking at the young age of 13 in the kitchens of France, chefs were on the bottom rung of the social ladder.”

Jacques Pepin and Francis Lamb of The Splendid Table Intimate Conversation
Photo: Christian C. Carter | The Splendid Table

“Jacques Pépin is a legendary chef well-known for his television shows, cookbooks, and iconic celebrity status. However, he’ll tell that when he began is life of cooking at the young age of 13 in the kitchens of France, chefs were on the bottom rung of the social ladder. He learned countless lessons by fire – literally – and over the years he ended up working in some of the most unique kitchens in the world. Through cookbooks and television program, Jacques opened new doors for home cooks as he taught many of us new ways of looking at recipes and cooking techniques.”

Link to Full Conversation

“Follwing their conversation, Francis and Jacques went into the kitchen to make one of Jacques’s signature dishes, instant-cured gravlax. Follow this link to see the recipe and listen to their cooking segment. Also visit The Splendid Table Jacques Pépin Collection for more recipes and interviews with Jacques from over the years.”

SaveSave