The cooking guide Anthony Bourdain hails as “indispensable,” with methods from a James Beard Award–winning chef, TV star, and New York Times–bestselling author.
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.
Jacques Pépin has published twenty-seven cookbooks and hosted thirteen public television cooking series. One of the best-known culinary teachers in the world, he’s earned a place in the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame, captured the foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America award, been recognized for Best TV Cooking Segment and Best Culinary Video, and earned the foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Chef Jacques won a daytime Emmy award for a television show he co-hosted with Julia Child and is among an elite group that has received the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian honor. The founder of the American Institute of Wine and Food, he shares his knowledge through teaching at The French Culinary Institute. A former columnist for the New York Times, Pépin writes a quarterly column for Food & Wine. He also participates regularly in the magazine’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and at other culinary festivals and fundraising events worldwide. He lives with his wife in Madison, Connecticut.