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Aug 3, 2011 05:07 PM

Jacques Pepin

This is why I wish there were more like this man

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  1. It's great that he is filming a new series but I wish PBS would also re-run his earlier, pre-Julia series. My dim recollection is that they were more haute cuisine focussed but they would still be instructive to watch.

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    1. re: greygarious

      The technique shows were great - he cuts up a chicken in something around 10 seconds.

      1. re: buttertart

        Julia Child mentioned in one of her books that Pepin and Martin Yan have a contest every time they cook together to see who can do this the most quickly. Apparently they're about even.

        1. re: jmckee

          Yan is a dab hand with a knife too. That'd be fun to see.

      2. re: greygarious

        My local library system has 6 of his Celebrates DVDs.

        1. re: greygarious

          His explanations and demonstrations of kitchen techniques (especially knife skills) are some of the best lessons I've ever learned.

        2. I love this man and have probably learned more watching his show than any other

          1. I always thought him to be a 'cool' dude. A real gentleman.

            1. I think the best thing about Jacques is you'll see sometime things don't quite work the way he wants so he just goes with it. A good lesson to people. Don't sweat it if it's not perfect. Even someone as accomplished as Jacques has to improvise.


              1. "Julia and Jacques" were perhaps the most beloved duo ever to cook on television"

                My sentiments, exactly.