Jacques Pépin to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys

Two of my favorite all-time cookbooks are from culinary legend Jacques Pépin: Sweet Simplicity and Jacques Pépin's Complete Techniques. The latter has improved my cooking skills immeasurably. I am also a fan of the chef's various television programs, where he demonstrates techniques in a manner that inspires confidence that I can, indeed, debone a chicken.

Jacques Pepin cookbooks

Because I have learned so much from him, I was delighted to learn that Chef Pépin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Daytime Emmys. Making it even more special is the fact that Pépin will be the first culinary professional to receive this award. He can add this to his trophy collection that includes an Emmy that he won for Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home and several James Beard Foundation Awards. 

"Daytime television has been forever changed by the culinary efforts of Jacques Pepin," said David Michaels, senior vice president of the Daytime Emmy Awards. "Pepin's body of work helped inspire not just millions of cooks at home, but also the myriad staples of culinary television we now see."  Congratulations to Chef Pépin on this well-deserved honor. 


  • Rinshin  on  3/15/2019 at 8:29 AM

    He is the best. Very glad.

  • LDGourmet  on  3/15/2019 at 9:33 AM

    I teach a series at Boston Center for Adult Ed: Great dishes of the Greats. This next session I'm teaching Pepin! What dishes would you most like to see in a three hour Pepin class?

  • darcie_b  on  3/16/2019 at 9:57 AM

    Oooh so many possibilities. I would probably go with a French omelette, a fruit galette, and some type of roasted or braised chicken.

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