Known for his consummate cookbooks and acclaimed PBS television shows, Jacques Pépin, the grand master of cooking, has a new apprentice in the kitchen –his 13-year-old granddaughter, Shorey. At 81, Jacques shows no signs of slowing down in the kitchen. The most famous cooking teacher in the world now gives Shorey a short course on preparing simple, elegant food in his new cookbook A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS: In the Kitchen with Shorey (September 12, 2017, Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30.00). And in the process, he proves himself as inspiring to her as he is to the country’s greatest chefs.
His intention in A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS is to provide a simple cookbook for his granddaughter to show that “spending time together in the kitchen can enhance your life as well as your relationship.”
A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS features a combination of classic French dishes such as Hot Pâté in Puff Pastry, Easy Cheese Soufflé/Flan, and Caramel Flan, along with modern family favorites such as Sushi Salmon Cubes, Fish Tacos, Rice Paper Vegetable Rolls, Roast Chicken on Garlicky Salad, Curly Dogs with Pickle Relish, Spicy Ribs for Shorey, and Chocolate Goblets, made by molding chocolate around balloons. Written with clear, easy-to-use directions and charming personal headnotes, all of these recipes, combined with the dozens of others offered here, are sure to become irresistible go-to dishes for kids, parents, and grandparents alike.