Jacques Pepin is a famous chef. He is also a host of PBS-TV series, Today?s Gourmet. He has published 19 cookbooks. He is a contributing editor to FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE. Mr. Pepin was a columnist for the New York Times. Jacques Pepin was the personal chef to three French heads of state, including Charles DeGaulle. He has been a guest on many popular TV shows like The Today Show, and Good Morning America.
Jacques Pepin was born in Bourg-en Bresse, France. His parents owned a restaurant called Le Pelican. His first exposure to cooking was at that restaurant when he was 13 years old. His name means umbrella in French. The umbrella has become a family symbol or trademark for his signature that he signs his artwork with. He did a formal apprenticeship at the distinguished Grand Hotel de L?Europe in his hometown. He also worked in Paris training under Lucien Diat at the Plaza Athenee. He moved to the United States in 1959. He worked first at New York?s historic Le Pavillon restaurant. Then he worked ten years as a director
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