Jacques Pépin's Top Five Pieces for the Kitchen

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Jacques Pépin is a food icon, cookbook author, dean at the French Culinary Institute and one of the people who helped invent the very concept of "TV chef." He’s also a music lover with consummately broad tastes, from Chopin and Albinoni to Sinatra and Brubeck. 

He recently stopped by to talk about his new cookbook, Essential Pépin, and we asked him to share his top five music and food pairings. Here’s what he had to say:

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Comments [12]

Restaurant from DHAKA

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Mar. 19 2013 02:40 AM
Walter from Maywood NJ

Fond memories of Jacques. His perfectionism from cooking to skiing and above all his ever present smiles which even during his most difficult times warmed the hearts of all his friends, viewers, readers, and followers. Let the music of friendships resonate in all your future endeavors.

Jan. 22 2012 07:40 PM
Barbara from NJ

Jacques recipe for roast duck was the perfect after-Christmas entree'. Time consuming but worth the effort

Jan. 01 2012 04:06 PM
John Izzo from Brooklyn

Jacqes has always been one of my top three favoriteTV cooks along with Martin Yang, and of course Julia.

Nov. 25 2011 04:11 PM
Ted of NYC from NYC

Love Jacques Pepin and his philosophy on food, wine and music. I couldn't keep track how many times he mentions in the video "and of course, wine".

Nov. 13 2011 11:53 AM
LES from WDC

Et voila -- Jacques est magnifique.

Nov. 11 2011 08:50 AM
John L. Hochmann

Your San Francisco Opera broadcasts of Wagner's Ring was good programming, almost as good as BBC3. But cutting off Goetterdaemerung at 4 PM had no justification musically or programming. It was arbitrary,an insult to your listeners. Consequently, I have decided not to make a contribution to WQXR.

Nov. 06 2011 11:57 AM
concetta nardone from Elmont, NY

Chef Pepin is a perfect man. Music appreciation and cooking. Wow

Nov. 04 2011 12:52 PM
Michael Meltzer

Don't forget P.D.Q. Bach's Sonata for Harpsichord and Viola, Four-Hands. I recall the second movement was "Ground Round."

Nov. 04 2011 10:58 AM
Barry Owen Furrer

No recipe would be complete without Vaughan Williams' March Past Of The Kitchen Utensils.

Nov. 03 2011 11:28 PM
Michael Meltzer

Don't let Davidl's dish stand there too long. The next selection after the "Frog Aria" was the chorus, "And There Came All Manner of Flies." (Israel in Egypt)

Nov. 03 2011 08:41 PM
David from Flushing

A popular French dish might be prepared to the strains of Handel's aria, "Their land brought forth frogs."

Nov. 03 2011 05:03 PM

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