Originally Posted by choclatechef
Originally Posted by Ishbel
Goodness - you are a BRILLIANT impressionist..... so LIKE him....
IS he famous - or should that be 'was'??? Have to say, I was underwhelmed by his cooking style! Mind you, I only saw ONE show..
I have to say this......Jacques Pepin is one of the foremost chefs in the world! He was chef to Charles DeGaulle --- Prime Minister of France!
He is one of the greatest teachers in the cooking world. He has at least a dozen or more fine cookbooks, dozens of instructional videos, and several great cooking shows on PBS -- a couple of which were with Julia Child...ever heard of her?
Who is Jacques Pepin? One of the world's finest!
Goodness, I seem to have flicked you on the raw with my simple question about a chef I've never seen on TV and have never heard of before.... :oops: Have you heard of people like Nick Nairn or Gordon Rankin or Shaun Hill? They all hold Michelin stars.... We can't ALL be experts on all chefs all over the world.... I love food, I have been on many short cookery courses both in the UK and in Europe - but I certainly don't think I'm restaurant quality cook or think that I know there is to know about every chef in the world. Now, if my lighthearted question offended you in some way, then I apologise - I certainly didn't mean to upset you.
Yes, Chocolatechef, I have heard of Julia Child, although the television shows she made didn't seem to appear on mainstream TV over here either.... I think it is probably because although we are two nations with a common language - for many Americans that is probably all they have in common with the British... By that, I mean perhaps the background of many Americans is not British, or even European - and that makes for quite radical differences in our approach to cooking - but Jacques Pepin is a new one on me - I saw one show - the dishes he made were really nothing much to write home about - and De Gaulle has been dead for many years and French cuisine has moved on considerably, too.... just like Italian, Australian and dare I say it, American?