Jacques Pepin at the Essential Pepin wrap party. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend
Jacques Pépin at the Essential Pepin wrap party. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend

Today, December 18th is Jacques Pépin’s official birthday. The legendary chef is 75 years old this year and has been celebrating this milestone with his fans, friends and family for a few months now. In October, Jacques was at KQED studios in San Francisco taping his new series Essential Pépin which will air in the fall of 2011.

Here is a preview clip from Essential Pépin. One of Jacques’ special guests, Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, plays piano while Jacques sings a French song and demos some classic culinary percussion techniques.

Joyeux Anniversaire!

Jacques Pepin with his daughter, Claudine and granddaughter, Shorey on the set of Essential Pepin. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend
Jacques Pépin with his daughter, Claudine and granddaughter, Shorey on the set of Essential Pépin. Photo by Wendy Goodfriend

  • Allan Mahnke

    Happy birthday! You will never know how profoundly you have affected us. We are so grateful.

    Kathryn & Allan

  • Grisbail

    Happy 75th Birthday!  I have enjoyed watching  and learning from you to cook way back when your daughter was in a show with you and we were living in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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