A sampling of recipes from Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques, by the grand master of cooking skills and methods Jacques Pépin’s work has been universally hailed by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Updated with new techniques and recipes, demonstrated by Pépin in step-by-step photographs, the Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques Sampler is a culinary course on classic cooking, carefully selected from Pépin’s full New Complete Techniques cookbook. These time-tested recipes show everyone, from the greenest home cook to the seasoned professional, how to put the techniques into practice. Inside you’ll find step-by-step demonstration photographs and a fresh design to make it even easier to follow the guidelines.
The “concise, informative, indispensable” work by the grand master of cooking skills and methods—now completely revised and updated (Anthony Bourdain). For decades, Jacques Pépin has set the standard for culinary greatness and mastery of French cuisine—ever since his seminal works on kitchen how-tos, La Méthode and La Technique, hit the shelves in the seventies. Now Pépin revisits the works that made him a household name in a completely revised and updated edition of his classic book. Filled with thousands of photographs demonstrating techniques; new advice and tips; and hundreds of recipes ranging from simple to sublime, this is the must-have manual for any kitchen aficionado. Pépin offers step-by-step instructions on every aspect of cooking, including: learning basics, such as how to use knives correctly and how to cut a flawless julienne; conquering classic recipes, such as crêpes suzette and hollandaise sauce; creating whimsical and elegant decorations, such as olive rabbits and tomato flowers; tackling inventive ways of becoming a culinary superstar, such as turning an old refrigerator into a makeshift smoker; and much more. No matter the recipe or skill, Pépin has time-tested instructions on how to do it like the pros—and Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques brings all of the master chef’s secrets into one easy-to-use guide, guaranteed to please any palate, wow any guest, and turn any home cook into a gastronomic expert.
Completely revised and updated with more than 1,000 color photographs and 30 percent new techniques, a classic seminal work by the culinary grand master provides instructions for every aspect of traditional cooking and is complemented by time-tested recipes that demonstrate how to put key techniques into practice.
Emphasizing lower-calorie, health-conscious cooking, a collection of more than three hundred recipes from all three seasons of the PBS series, "Today's Gourmet," includes menu and wine suggestions and culinary techniques.
According to Jacques Pepin, "the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born." Kids Cook French, written by his daughter Claudine Pepin, is a fun, interactive cookbook for kids that introduces them to the art and joy of cooking. It gets them interested in making their own meals and better eating habits, while also teaching them the importance of culture. Featuring classic, simple dishes inspired by French cuisine, each recipe is shown in both French and English and accompanied by charming illustrations. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, dishes include traditional starters, main courses, and desserts. Your child's creativity will be sparked, as will your deeper connection with them--so, get them in that kitchen and start playing chef. Who knows - you might have the next great French cuisine Chef standing next to you! "Kids Cook French is a magical introduction to some of the most delicious French classics. With Claudine's recipes, her father's and her daughter's illustrations, this is a book by a family for your family." - Dana Cowin, Editor in Chief, FOOD & WINE "I cannot think of anyone more qualified to write a French cookbook for children than Claudine Pepin! A trusted television personality, accomplished cook, seasoned teacher, and dedicated mom, Claudine has spent her entire life learning from and cooking alongside the most renowned chefs in the world. Complete with countless personal stories, beautiful illustrations by her father and her daughter, and timeless recipes developed with her husband, Kids Cook French is an absolute delight for the whole family and a source of inspiration for aspiring chefs of all ages. Bravo!" - Gail Simmons, TV host and author of Talking With My Mouth Full "If there's one thing I've learned from the French, it's that good cooking is not an end in itself. Rather, it's the crucial thing that brings the family together for a meal at the end of every day - and nothing's more important than that. Claudine Pepin, Jacques's daughter, was schooled in this lesson from birth. Now she is paying it forward. Simply but clearly written, and vivid with illustrations that recall the "Madeleine" books, "Kids Cook French" is seductive. If anyone can tempt kids away from nuggets and pizza, into the kitchen, and on to the dinner table, it's Claudine." - Sara Moulton of Sara's Weeknight Meals "My dear friends, Claudine and her father Jacques P_pin, have taught America to love French cooking. Now, with this very special book, these two amazing storytellers have shared their passion for family, fun and good food with a new generation of cooks. Claudine's recipes open a window into the flavors of France, and Jacques astonishing drawings will inspire children to be hungry for more!" - Jose Andres, internationally acclaimed chef, author, educator, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup