Ever wish you could cook with a legend? Learn those chef-coveted secrets? Flambésomething? Two home cooks did just that.
SeeFood Media partnered with the James Beard Foundation to auction a cooking demonstration filmed at our studios with Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine.Linton Media provided production services. All proceeds benefited the Foundation. All food benefited our stomachs.
Jacques Pépin is an internationally known French chef, cookbook author and television personality, gaining fame alongside Julia Child. His daughter Claudine has followed in her father’s footsteps, appearing on PBS cooking specials.
The menu was decidedly Pépin – classic, elegant and French, mais oui:
- Eggs Jeannette
- Corn Polenta with Mushroom Ragout
- Sautéed Chicken in Garlic Vinegar with Skillet Potato Persillade
- Crêpes Suzette
No boneless, skinless breasts here; Pépin broke down a chicken in record time. The winners acted as sous chefs to the Pépin duo – chopping, seasoning and tasting each course.
The pièce de résistance were the Crêpes Suzette. The ubiquitous dessert includes a rich buttery sauce set aflame with orange liquor and served over thin crêpe.
The ladies left with a newfound understanding of food video production. And full stomachs!