Jacques Pepin on the Essence of the Chicken
In Conversation with Roxanne Coady on Just the Right Book
On this episode of Just the Right Book, legendary chef and painter Jacques Pepin shares the story of his life with Roxanne Coady. The award-winning chef looks at life through the essence of the bird: the chicken, the most democratic food in the world. Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken is out now from Harvest Publications.
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The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of over 30 cookbooks, including The Apprentice, Essential Pépin, and Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, Jacques Pepin is a chef, author, television personality, educator, and artist, and has starred in 12 acclaimed PBS cooking series. His dedication to culinary education led to the creation of the Jacques Pépin Foundation in 2016.
Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.