3.30.2009

Jacques Pepin & Fast Food

You may have already heard of Jacques Pépin (I hope), and you may have already heard about his book, and television show Fast Food My Way. You might not have heard that the videos are also available on YouTube! And they are awesome. In every little bit, he's teaching you something, and something useful, whether or not you ever choose to recreate the exact Jacques-inspired-dishes. He has such a comfortable, calming, and nearly meditative, although commanding, manner in the kitchen, that it is impossible not to glean little tidbits to save for later. Think of it as the best kind of leftovers, without a soggy mess, or misfit plastic bags of goo hiding in the back of the fridge. I'll admit that I am contemplating heading to the grocery store, even though it is nearly 9:30pm on a snowy Monday night at the end of March, just to make these chicken thighs with mushrooms, but I want the chowder, and the array of stilton with apples and nuts too - and most certainly with the aged Tawny port too. Decisions, decisions. Sign me up.

10 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love his knife skills Youtube presentation! My mother went on a cruise with him this past winter, and she is just in love with him now. We have all his books!

Vincci said...

I just got into watching CBC Marketplace online and now Jacques Pépin too? Good bye, productivity!

Mike said...

I'm going to be watching a bunch of these. Thanks for the heads-up!

Timeless Gourmet said...

I haven't seen the YouTube - but I totally relate to your thoughts...he is wonderful!

VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE Jacques Pépin!!

Liz Hill said...

Thank you for sharing this--what a very cool find.

SK said...

You said Stilton ... what magic words. :)

Jo said...

I love watching Jacques Pepin too and he does give a lot of tips.

Pierre 'Pepper' Lamielle said...

I got to see a couple live demos when I was at the French Culinary Institute and the man is unbelievable. He is so oldschool cool. The original celebrity chef! He makes it look so easy.
Even when he started chopping raw cucumber on the same cutting board he boned a duck on without wiping it, it didn't matter... this was a freakin' master at work and he can do no wrong in the kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed watching him cook with his daughter on PBS.

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