Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul In The Kitchen by Jacques PepinJacques Pepin Heart & Soul In The Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul In The Kitchen

byJacques Pepin

Hardcover | September 22, 2015

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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.&nbsp For both longtime fans of Jacques and those who are discovering him for the first time, this is a must-have cookbook.
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.
Title:Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul In The KitchenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 7.94 × 1.25 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544301986

ISBN - 13:9780544301986

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Pepin Book I have more than a few of Jacques Pepin's books, and this one is my favorite. Jacques Pepin is a food genius. His recipes are simple, but when his directions are followed, the results are amazing! Better than most restaurants!! Why go out when you can have better food cheaper at home! My favorite recipes are the Crepes Suzette, Carrot and Parsley Salad, Garlicky Romaine with Croutons, Tomato Salad, Hot Leek Soup, Lobster Broth with Pastina, Croques-Monsieur, Grilled Blade Steak with Herbs, Grilled Thyme Pork Chops, Osso Buco he is a genius with potatoes and eggs, the desserts are heavenly. Whenever I have an ingredient languishing in my fridge, I come here to see if Jacques can transform it into something amazing. There are instructions for improvising your own smoker, ratatouille, croissants and pain au chocolat. There are enough recipes in here to satisfy the pickiest foodie! However his recipes are very approachable and practical for the home cook. He even provides tips on how to transform the leftovers into another delicious dish for tomorrow! I also find this a great book for gardeners or for people who shop at a CSA or farmer's market because he cooks like a person with a garden with herbs and veggies you can easily grow at home and with vegetables that are often in season at the same time. If you're only getting one Pepin book, I would recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple recipes from the Master A very nice introduction to classic French recipes from the Master himself. 3 stars because there were unfortunately no pictures of the dishes, but you do get over 700 dishes in the book.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Go To Cookbook I've already made the Crepes, a bread recipe and hope to try dozen others. The DVD is a bonus that I didn't know was in the book which shows numerous cooking techniques by a master. The cookbook has dozens of tips regarding how long the item will keep, whether you can freeze it or not...and much more. For those of you who like pictures you may be disappointed. But don't worry, the instructions are so clear that you don't need the pictures....and I am a visual learner. I would have given five stars....but photos are important to a lot of cooks...however, please don't let that stop you from considering this cookbook.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Easy, Delicious!! I saw Jacques Pepin's show on PBS and I fell in love with his cooking method and easiness! I usually am the person eating the dish not the maker of it, but Mr Pepin's dishes inspired me to stand in the kitchen and make a dish from scratch and have fun while cooking. This book is very easy to understand. The steps are clear and I love is personal input throughout the recipes. Although there are not pictures it gives you this extra creative sense. You can always check his videos online which are very helpful and complementary as well. I made 3 dishes today, and my family and fiance were impressed. I followed his steps and tried to be minimally creative, but the end result was delicious! Everyone loved my Chicken Diable. I can't wait to try other recipes! This is by far the best investment on a cooking book. Thank you Jacques Pepin and to many more recipes! Happy Cooking!!
Date published: 2011-11-21

Editorial Reviews

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 Pepin 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"Pepin? 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 Pepin's 'culinary heart and soul' and are low-fuss dishes promoting enjoyment of 'wine, food, and companionship.' Pepin 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"