Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

Book - 2015
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In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.

Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen is an intimate look at the celebrity chef and the food he cooks at home with family and friends--200 recipes in all. There are the simple dinners Jacques prepares for his wife, like the world's best burgers (the secret is ground brisket). There are elegant dinners for small gatherings, with tantalizing starters like Camembert cheese with a pistachio crust and desserts like little foolproof chocolate soufflés. And there are the dishes for backyard parties, including grilledchicken tenderloin in an Argentinean chimichurri sauce.

Spiced with reminiscences and stories, this book reveals the unorthodox philosophy of the man who taught millions how to cook, revealing his frank views on molecular gastronomy, the locovore movement, Julia Child and James Beard, on how to raise a child who will eat almost anything, and much, much more. For both longtime fans of Jacques and those who are discovering him for the first time, this is a must-have cookbook.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780544301986
Characteristics: ix, 435 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,27 cm.
Alternative Title: Heart and soul in the kitchen.


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Sarah_CT Mar 30, 2017

Fans of Jacques Pepin and those looking for simple yet sophisticated recipes should check out Heart and Soul in the Kitchen. Reading this cookbook is like having a private lesson with the chef as he shares his favorite dishes, quick tips for entertaining and pantry favorites. The layout and pictures are perfect for reading and cooking. Recipes are on the smaller side so you won't find yourself with too many leftovers and are perfect for week night meals or fancy dinner parties. We recommend this book for both the cook and the cookbook reader.

JCLKatieS Mar 23, 2016

This is a great cookbook full of delicious recipes that are easy to do at home. I enjoyed his advice throughout the book, especially his thoughts on wine! I would definitely like to own this book.

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