Jacques Pépin: "New Complete Techniques" | Food at Google

  • Published on Dec 5, 2012
  • Jacques Pépin joined Googlers to discuss his latest (and 28th!) book, NEW COMPLETE TECHNIQUES, which was released on November 13th. Containing nearly 1000 cooking methods and recipes and more than 2000 step-by-step photos, this 700-page volume updates and expands the scope of JACQUES PEPIN'S COMPLETE TECHNIQUES (2001), the book that combined the legendary chef's landmark works, LA TECHNIQUE (1976) and LA METHODE (1979).
    Jacques Pépin was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, near Lyon. Moving to the United States in 1959, Pépin first worked at New York's historic Le Pavillon restaurant and then served for ten years as director of research and new development for the Howard Johnson Company while attending Columbia University. A former columnist for the New York Times, Pépin is a contributing editor to Food & Wine magazine. He also participates regularly in that magazine's Food & Wine Classic in Aspen as well as at other culinary festivals and fund-raising events worldwide. He is a popular guest on top-rated television programs including Today, Good Morning America, and The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Comments • 54

  • Nicholas Osczypko
    Nicholas Osczypko 3 months ago

    Love Chef Pepin...who put his lav on? It's like an hour special not 5 minutes at the podium....

  • Ian Sloan
    Ian Sloan Year ago

    Even if you don't cook, this interview is just plain fun to watch. His life has been so involved in learning, doing and teaching. He's a beautiful human being.

  • Victor Cross
    Victor Cross Year ago

    I would describe the interviewer as bittersweet.

  • Alex Scott
    Alex Scott 2 years ago

    Jesus christ this chick is a terrible interviewer.She leaves an awkward silence after every answer.💩💩💩

  • stndrds79
    stndrds79 3 years ago

    Please stop slurping !!!!!

    • goosecouple
      goosecouple 2 years ago

      stndrds79 yeah. I used to feel uncomfortable about his slurping until I saw him cooking the omelette on TV. I slurped !

    • Matt Alexander
      Matt Alexander 2 years ago +1

      stndrds79 he has been doing that forever.

  • Pierre Kremer
    Pierre Kremer 3 years ago +7

    Jacques is a true chef, a master and a true gentleman. So humble and classy. He is a true inspiration for me. My dad's name is jacques and is french like him and they both sound exactly the same when they speak English. To me listening to him is so comforting. Merci Jacques!!

  • Joseph1NJ
    Joseph1NJ 3 years ago +6

    Amazing man, amazing life. What a pleasure to hear him speak.

  • pasodiufwen
    pasodiufwen 4 years ago

    Pepin is a master's master in so many ways

  • David Nelson
    David Nelson 4 years ago +2

    The most influential people for my generation were Julia Child, Jacque Pepin, & Martin Yan. The cuisines left out were Scandinavian, British, & Middle Eastern. You all have improved American Cuisine immensely.

  • nopotchef
    nopotchef 4 years ago

    he looks like james mason

  • nibot kram
    nibot kram 4 years ago

    Love Jacques Pépin.

  • clarence spencer
    clarence spencer 4 years ago +13

    We ALL love Chef Jacques Pépin! ABSOLUTELY. The very best all around: perfect chef without any standard attitude, pretensions or impracticalities. Long, happy Life to you, Jacques!

    • Jeffrey Bizzarro
      Jeffrey Bizzarro 4 years ago +1

      @clarence spencer and no tatoos! :-)....love Jacques also, my mentor.

  • Jerry Oven
    Jerry Oven 4 years ago

    I wish Jacques could do a show on very simple cooking. He could focus on saving money and wasting less. I know he could do this. I don't want truffles I want a good simple chicken or steak, on the cheap. Maybe making meals for a week and purchasing bulk ingredients and not wasting food. Come on restaurants do this all the time. Please do this, nobody else will.

  • Michael Felzien
    Michael Felzien 4 years ago

    Google, is a horrifying entity, what will it become in the future. You DO DO HARM. You're still an apprentice. Too arrogant. Knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing. Your Orwells thought police and thats it. Search for meaning in that one.

    • Matthew Plant
      Matthew Plant 4 years ago +1

      You mean "you're orwell's though police"

  • DiggingNorway
    DiggingNorway 4 years ago

    Honesty, respect, competence and sympathy. JP triumphs all other famous "TV Chefs" by far.

  • John Campolo
    John Campolo 5 years ago +9

    Jacques makes todays so called "chefs" like Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray, etc. look like ordinary fast food cooks. Jacques is a master chef. These other clowns could not even make a proper poached egg correctly.

    • TatTvamAsi
      TatTvamAsi 3 years ago

      @John Campolo LMAO. Try even harder troll.

    • John Campolo
      John Campolo 3 years ago

      +iLoveTurtlesHaha She still is a waste. She should never be on TV. But like everything else in the USA, standards have come way down. Like you. You have no class. SO go hide under a rock with you mother. Snake!!! Case closed. BYe Bye moron

    • TatTvamAsi
      TatTvamAsi 3 years ago

      +John Campolo Rachel Ray is not a chef, she said so herself. She just likes to cook and has a great personality, that's why people like her. Troll harder.

    • John Campolo
      John Campolo 5 years ago


    • Caleb Liao
      Caleb Liao 5 years ago

      As in Rachael Ray, Fiery, and flay are shit compared to Ramsay and Pepin

  • Darren McGowen
    Darren McGowen 5 years ago +5

    I think one of the best compliments you could probably give Jacques is that he totally inspires you to cook honest food, have a good glass of wine and to do it for all the right reasons. No other show or person inspires in that way and to that extent and in a more natural way. Can't say enough.

  • creative name
    creative name 5 years ago +11

    Having been a chef for 35 years i can tell you it does not get any better than Jacques. Not only does he know the proper technique, and thats all cooking really is, he represents a way of how it used to be. In this day of shows having people standing on a tight rope while making rainbow trout sorbet, he knows what food is all about. Not fads but tradition. Food is about camaraderie, friends, and family enjoying each others company. Slow down and enjoy life Go Jacques!!!

  • Foodpimpz
    Foodpimpz 5 years ago

    Jacques and Julia, Martin Yan, the original TV chefs. This guy is so cool.

    • Foodpimpz
      Foodpimpz 5 years ago

      Graham Kerr and who? Thanks for your opinion, everyone has one.

    • John Campolo
      John Campolo 5 years ago

      Partly wrong. The originals were Julia Child, Graham Kerr, Jeff Smith.

  • coffeefish
    coffeefish 5 years ago

    loved it

  • Giggles
    Giggles 5 years ago

    Thank you, M. Pépin. I loved the stories, especially that last one. I had zero knowledge of what apprenticeship was like for you, and wasn't even aware that any teaching differences (in apprenticeship) existed. It was a pleasure to listen to your stories about Julia Child and about your daughter, Claudine. I watch the videos of More Fast Food My Way here on TVclip, and have learned a lot. Now I know what to do with leeks and endives! :) I hope you'll be with us for a long, long time. You are a wealth of insight and wisdom when it comes to food and all that it encompasses. Thank you for sharing. Merci! :)

  • Tom Marks
    Tom Marks 5 years ago +6

    Jacque is a living god amongst us....

    • Don Adam
      Don Adam 3 years ago +1

      +Tom Marks He is for me.

  • Ross Tafarian
    Ross Tafarian 5 years ago +2

    What an annoying bitch, this host.

    • Brian Mai
      Brian Mai 5 years ago

      Scolding the audience for laughing? Were they mocking him or touched by his comment? An interviewer shouldn't try to exert so much control.

    • Corey Klibert
      Corey Klibert 5 years ago

      thanks for saying that! i was going to comment that as well.

  • velina55
    velina55 5 years ago

    Amazing Man.makes me calm and smily

  • Hassan Ahmed
    Hassan Ahmed 5 years ago +2

    i respect his honesty

  • Kyle Kostello
    Kyle Kostello 5 years ago +2

    Class act, amazing stories. Thanks for posting!

  • Kyle Kostello
    Kyle Kostello 5 years ago

    Turkey balls, LOL

  • Joseph1NJ
    Joseph1NJ 5 years ago

    What a fascinating man, with an extraordinary life's story. This is really an interviewer's dream, just a few words here and there, and let him just go. I really enjoyed this.

  • Chris Andersen
    Chris Andersen 6 years ago

    He is himself, and that is enough!

  • stndrds79
    stndrds79 6 years ago

    He is not a good interview

  • stndrds79
    stndrds79 6 years ago

    You will note Jacque always gets side tracked when a answering questions doesn't answer the questions

  • Megazver
    Megazver 6 years ago

    It's 'hedonistic' not 'dynastic' at 21:50

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren 6 years ago


  • Syggelekokle
    Syggelekokle 6 years ago

    very good stuff thanks

  • byheavenlyhosts
    byheavenlyhosts 6 years ago +2

    Jacques Pepin is so funny & charming...so enjoyable!!!

  • hippojuice23
    hippojuice23 6 years ago

    Re-released Complete Techniques? He signed my beat-up copy when he was on tour in Tacoma!

  • bagman817
    bagman817 6 years ago

    Get this book! It's basically the Periodic Table of Cooking. With the techniques in the book, you can make anything imaginable.

  • CptSamurai
    CptSamurai 6 years ago

    You will listen to Pépin and you will like it goddammit.