Jacques Pépin: My life in five dishes
How a near fatal car crash set an immigrant French chef on the path to US TV stardom.
Jacques Pépin is a household name across much of the US. He shot to fame starring alongside Julia Child on TV cookery shows in the 1990s, has written more than 30 books, and picked up multiple awards.
He tells Graihagh Jackson about his precarious childhood dodging bombs in wartime France and the near-fatal car crash that ended his restaurant career, but set him on a path towards celebrity.
Plus, the 84-year-old explains why he’s still sharing his cooking and recipes with the world through the coronavirus lockdown.
Producer: Simon Tulett
Studio Manager: Hal Haines
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(Picture: Jacques Pépin. Credit: Tom Hopkins/BBC)