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Jacques PÃ©n is universally hailed by professional chefs and home cooks as the grand master of cooking skills and methods. Now, his classic seminal work, Jacques PÃ©n's Complete Techniques, is completely revised and updated with more than 1,000 color photographs and 30% new techniques.
A culinary masterclass taught by the master himself, Jacques PÃ©n'sNew Complete Techniques includes more than 600 cooking techniques and methods along with 160 recipes. Each recipe and technique is explained using step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs featuring PÃ©n himself.
Follow along as this culinary legend demonstrates every aspect of classic cooking, from start to finish. Whether you're a home cook interested in learning basic skills, or a seasoned professional looking for pro-tips, Jacques PÃ©n'sNew Complete Techniques has something for everyone.An example of the range of topics covered includes:
- How to sharpen a knife
- How to peel an onion
- How to bone a chicken
- How to make decorative swans and flowers out of fruits and vegetables
- How to use an old refrigerator as a smoker for trout
About the Author
Jacques PÃ©n has published twenty-six cookbooks and hosted twelve public television cooking series. One of the best-known culinary teachers in the world, he's earned a place in the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook Hall of Fame, captured the foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America award, been recognized for Best TV Cooking Segment and Best Culinary Video, and earned the foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Chef Jacques won a daytime Emmy award for a television show he co-hosted with Julia Child and is among an elite group that has received the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier de L'Ordre du Agricole, two of the highest honors bestowed by the French government. The founder of the American Institute of Wine and Food, he shares his knowledge through teaching at The French Culinary Institute. He lives with his wife in Madison, CT.
"There has never been anything like it anywhere."
"Concise. Informative. Indispensible."—Anthony Bourdain
"Pépin asks the reader to not treat this as a book, treat it as an
apprenticeship. I took that to heart, and, indirectly, Jacques Pépin
became my mentor through these techniques."—Tom Colicchio