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Jacques Pépin is a French chef working in the United States. Born in Bourge-en-Bresse near Lyon, Pépin began cooking in his parents' restaurant. He went on to work in Paris, eventually serving as a personal chef for Charles De Gaulle and two other French heads of state. When he immigrated to the United States, Pepin turned down a job offer at the White House to work as head chef for the Howard Johnson chain of Hotels. Pépin has had several television shows, including shows with Julia Child and with his daughter, Claudine. (Claudine Pépin is married to chef Rolland Wesen; she manages Rivers restaurant in Portland, Oregon, where he is the executive chef.) He has written 18 books. He is the Dean of Special Programs at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Pépin holds a Master of Arts in 18th Century French poetry from Columbia University.

Selected Bibliography

  • Fast Food My Way (2004)
  • The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen (2003)
  • Jacques Pépin Celebrates (2001)
  • Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home (1999) (with Julia Child and David Nussbaum)
  • Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine (1998)
  • The French Culinary Institute's Salute to Healthy Cooking (1998) (with Alain Sailhac, Andre Soltner, and Jacques Torres)
  • Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine (1996)
  • Jacques Pépin's Table (1995)
  • Cuisine Economique (1992)
  • Short-Cut Cook (1990)
  • La Methode (1979)
  • La Technique (1976)
  • Jacques Pépin: A French Chef Cooks at Home (1975)

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