Pepin, Jacques. La Technique: an illustrated guide to the fundamental techniques of cooking. Hamlyn: London, UK 1976. 4to HC 470pp VG/VG- spine lightly faded;
Jacques Pepin (1935- ) is one of America's best-known cookbook authors and cooking teachers.
He has appeared regularly on PBS-TV for more than a decade, hosting or co-hosting with Julia Child or his daughter, Claudine, more than 300 cooking shows. A former New York Times columnist, he is a contributing editor to Food & Wine magazine and has published nineteen cookbooks, including Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques.
Pepin serves as Dean of Special Programs at The French Culinary Institute in New York City and teaches at Boston University. Born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, he was the personal chef to three French heads of state before moving to the United States in 1959. He now lives in Connecticut.
Pepin has received numeerous awards including:
- Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1997)
- Chevalier de L'Ordre du Merite Agricole (1992)
- the Legion d'honneur (2004)
- Daytime Emmy (with Julia Child)(2001)