Francis Lam was lucky enough to get a day in the home kitchen of the iconic Jacques Pépin. The legendary chef weighs in on the merits of his classic culinary training at age 13, tells us what it was like to cook for the Prime Minister of France, how culinary education has changed over the years and may need to change even more. Plus, he teaches us to make an insanely easy and delicious instant-cured gravlax. Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen tells us how Pépin's book La Technique changed her life.
Broadcast dates for this episode:
September 7, 2018 (originally aired)
August 23, 2019 (rebroadcast)
May 15, 2020 (rebroadcast)