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The Greatest Chefs: Jacques Pepin

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Famous Chefs, Food, Food Blog, Howard Johnson, James Beard, Julia Child, La Potagerie, Lucien Diat, Pierre Franey, Plaza Athénée, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Greatest Chefs: Jacques Pepin

Quote for Today: “You can’t escape the taste of the food you had as a child. In times of stress, what do you dream about? Your mother’s clam chowder. It’s security, comfort. It brings you home.”  Jacques Pepin   One of the greatest chefs the world has ever seen, Jacques Pepin, was born on this day in 1935.  As a child, his parents were restauranteurs so he was introduced to commercial kitchens and life behind the stove at an early age.  During World War II, Jacques and his brother were sent to rural areas to live during Germany’s occupation of France.  This lonely time introduced Jacques to fresh vegetables, meats, dairy products and a wide array of fruit right from the source.     After the war, the boys returned home and the family continued in the restaurant business....

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