Jacques Pépin // A Grandfather's Lessons


"I wanted to prepare food

that is simple

but elegant—


more than anything,

I wanted it to be fun"

—Jacques Pépin

This week, we're excited to welcome Jacques Pépin to SALT + SPINE, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Jacques is an award-winning chef, cookbook author, host of several television cooking shows and much more. He's also a grandfather, showcased in his latest work, A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey. The book features simple, fun, and elegant recipes for all ages.

Jacques has authored more than 30 cookbooks, including notable classical La Technique and La Methode, The Apprentice, Essential Pépin, and others.

Establishing communication, cooking together, having fun. It’s important.
— Jacques Pepin

We sat down with Jacques at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen cooking school to talk about the stories behind A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey.

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