Chez Jacques Cookbook by Jacques Pepin

Chez Jacques Pepin Cookbook comes from one of the world's top chefs. Here he shares 100 of his best recipes with cooks everywhere. The cookbook has over 200 photographs and a narrative from Pepin for the recipes. This is a huge volume like a coffee table style book. 


Format: Hardcover, 271 pages 

Copyright: 2007 

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 

Author: Jacques Pepin 

ISBN: 9781584795711

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Description: Chez Jacques is a visual autobiography of one of America's most beloved cooking teachers, cookbook authors, and television personalities. Here Jacques Pepin presents 100 of his favorite recipes culled from a lifetime of cooking professionally and for his family and friends. 

In addition, Pepin shares the food rituals that have shaped his life, from picking the first dandelion greens for a spring salad to mushrooming in the woods in summer to preparing apple tarts with the local bounty in fall. This storytelling format allows Pepin to present the recipes in a narrative way, explaining them as he would to a friend. 

The recipes follow the organization of the simple meals Pepin enjoys at home: first courses, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. From the special truffle and pistachio sausage to the perfect roast chicken to a variation on the elegant lobster Souffle he first made while working at the Plaza Athenee in Paris as a young man, the book also includes recipes for simple salads and gratins, French classics such as onion soup gratinee, and Pepin's take on American favorites like fried chicken and cheesecake. 

Scattered throughout are fascinating essays in which Pepin shares his thoughts on various aspects of food history and cooking. With more than 200 stunning photographs and a sampling of Pepin's own paintings, the book is a sentimental journey, a treasury of wonderful recipes, and a gorgeous gift for food lovers. 


Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket and book cover have slight tear at bottom left corner. 

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