Acclaimed French chef Jacques Pepin (center) has had an extraordinary 60-year career. He says his new cookbook, Jacques Pepin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, will be his last. Maybe.
October 3, 2015 In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pépin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.
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Julia Child poses with "the chicken sisters" before an episode of The French Chef in which she teaches us how to roast a bird.
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August 23, 2013 The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.
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A classy way to keep track of your Chardonnay. But so far, the sipping rings aren't available commercially.
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August 15, 2013 An art student has designed a line of jewelry specifically for tasting wine and cognac. One ring perches a petite wineglass atop your finger. Another is a miniature snifter. The spirit sippers aren't available for purchase, but if you're itching to don your stemware, try an old-fashioned tastevin.
Julia Child's reassembled Thanksgiving turkey.
November 21, 2012 America's Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball and Renee Montagne cook up a Julia Child-inspired Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey and mashed potatoes. And we remember that she would say, if things go wrong in the kitchen, just keep on going. And have a glass of wine.
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August 1, 2012 An 80s hairband and American cooking doyenne Julia Child are an unlikely combo, and yet, in this tribute video mash-up by our colleagues at WGBH, it works. Child would have turned 100 on August 15.
November 18, 2009 How many cookbooks are on your reading list?
September 21, 2009 I did one of the last broadcast interviews with Julia Child before she died. The piece was for ABC's "Nightline" (and the producer was none other than Madhulika Sikka, who is now executive producer of NPR's "Morning Edition" (hey girl!).
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