Essential Pépin: Sweets For My Sweet
Airs Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published January 20, 2012 at 9:54 a.m., updated September 27, 2012 at 3:46 p.m.
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.
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.
"Sweets For My Sweet" - Jacques helps his daughter Claudine relinquish her fear of making pastry with his easy Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches. She goes on to assist her father in the kitchen as he makes his variation of the very traditional French, Tarte Tatin.
Jacques then shares his mother’s recipe for Mémé’s Apple Tart using an unusual method to make the pastry. Finally his granddaughter Shorey joins him to make and taste Individual Chocolate Nut Pies. (Only the linked recipes are available online. Other episode recipes are available by purchasing Jacques’ book, "Essential Pépin.")
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.