The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of twenty-nine cookbooks, including A Grandfather's Lessons, Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pepin, JACQUES PEPIN has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series. He was awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.
"Prose as joyful and rich as the author's food." Kirkus Reviews
".....a delicious book...a joy." -The New York Times Book Review The New York Times Book Review "The real pleasure of this book is spending time with a thoughtful and sophisticated man, one whose memories and thoughts inevitably turn to food and cooking." - Epicurious "The kind of well-prepared prose you want to devour slowly." The Oregonian "A well written, funny, sad, informative and always enchanting account of an incredible career. . . An instant classic." Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential "A feast." People Magazine "Pepin writes the way most chefs wish they could cook. . . (The Apprentice) goes down like a feast. . . a worthy indulgence." Gentleman's Quarterly "An appetizing read." The Oregonian "A fun chronicle of a half century of progress in the American kitchen." - Saveur