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Essential Pépin: Cattle Call

Airs Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Master chef Jacques Pépin prepares a perfect veal cutlet.

ESSENTIAL PÉPIN is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60 plus years of experience in the kitchen. In this new series, Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him.

Jacques Pépin (right) shares a laugh with daughter Claudine and best friend Jean-Claude Szurdak.
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Above: Jacques Pépin (right) shares a laugh with daughter Claudine and best friend Jean-Claude Szurdak.

Graphic cover of "Essential Pépin," the companion book to the television series.

Above: Graphic cover of "Essential Pépin," the companion book to the television series.

In each ingredient-driven episode, the 75-year-old culinary legend provides step-by-step instruction for creating a mouth-watering dish and demonstrates his impeccable technique, from chopping an onion or peeling a softly boiled egg to breaking down a leg of lamb.

The series encourages novices to take their first culinary steps and entices seasoned home chefs to try something new.

"Cattle Call" - There are times when Jacques craves a good steak, so he shows his colleague, chef David Shalleck, how to perfectly cook and mark, Grilled Steak with Lemon-Thyme Butter.

For large get-togethers or celebrations, Jacques’ Spicy Rib Roast packs a tangy rub and makes an impressive centerpiece. Veal Chops with Caper Sauce uses the under utilized fresh sage for an herbal note, while Braised Beef in Red Wine becomes a delicious meal from an often overlooked cut.

Jacques Pépin is on Facebook, and you can follow @jacques_pepin on Twitter. View ESSENTIAL PÉPIN photos on Flickr.

In addition to watching the series on television at its regularly scheduled time, you can watch the entire series — all 26 episodes — online. You will have access to each episode a week before it airs on television. If you miss even a part of one, check back to watch it in full.

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Above: ESSENTIAL PÉPIN is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60 plus years of experience in the kitchen. In this new series, Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him.

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