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(YouTube)   Subby didn't know garlic soup was a thing, nor how easy it is to make. Bonus: Jaques Pèpin   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-09-14 8:40:35 AM  
I miss this style of cooking show.   It was all downhill once Emeril started with the BAM! crap, and then everything became a pointless competition to see who could whip up the best recipe with octopus, durian and a box of Fruity Pebbles.
 
2021-09-14 8:57:03 AM  
His latest videos are even better. So simple, in and out in about 4 minutes, and it's like having the world's best grandfather showing you how to cook. https://www.youtube.com/playlis​t?list=​PL_PgxS3FkP7ATPveBQ1yah7LDqysyzDCG
 
2021-09-14 9:00:49 AM  
Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.
 
2021-09-14 9:20:17 AM  

Devolving_Spud: I miss this style of cooking show.   It was all downhill once Emeril started with the BAM! crap, and then everything became a pointless competition to see who could whip up the best recipe with octopus, durian and a box of Fruity Pebbles.


If I'm watching
 
2021-09-14 9:23:23 AM  
Garlic soup is awesome.
Especially with some canelloni in white sauce.
 
2021-09-14 9:25:11 AM  
Jaques is one of my culinary heroes. He also authored one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, The Art of Cooking, and one of the best resources for a home cook, or even a professional in many areas. He is as much teacher as he is chef, and as an educator, I think that he has done the industry a huge favor. He is Old Skool, and that is hardly a bad thing, because he adopts what is useful, and isn't hidebound to frippery.
 
2021-09-14 9:28:39 AM  

Devolving_Spud: I miss this style of cooking show.   It was all downhill once Emeril started with the BAM! crap, and then everything became a pointless competition to see who could whip up the best recipe with octopus, durian and a box of Fruity Pebbles.


If I'm watching a cooking show, I want to see the person cook and learn how to make the dish. If it's done in an entertaining manner without sounding or looking like it's forced or comically exaggerated, so much the better. I don't want BAMs or mock Cockney accents or hamming it up for the camera.

What's even more ironic is that when Emeril was on one of Julia Child's cooking shows on PBS, he wasn't doing the BAMs and other obnoxious motions. He was calm and quiet, and let his brilliance as a chef of modern Creole cooking shine through.
 
2021-09-14 9:29:55 AM  

FrancoFile: Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.


Name checks out.

I always loved watching him with Julia Child.  They respected the hell out of each other, and the friendship was very real.
 
2021-09-14 9:35:37 AM  

Devolving_Spud: FrancoFile: Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.

Name checks out.

I always loved watching him with Julia Child.  They respected the hell out of each other, and the friendship was very real.


Because Jacques knew that if he gave her any lip, she could kick his ass all over the kitchen. :)

/We'll never have nice things like that again... truly timeless stuff.
 
2021-09-14 9:38:43 AM  

Devolving_Spud: FrancoFile: Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.

Name checks out.

I always loved watching him with Julia Child.  They respected the hell out of each other, and the friendship was very real.


That was a great show. Two people with encyclopedic knowledge of food and cooking, with engaging and witty personalities, and who didn't talk down or belittle the viewers if they didn't know something or didn't have a rare ingredient. They were serious about fresh ingredients and good technique, but everything else was about having fun and trying out new things.
 
2021-09-14 9:40:10 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Devolving_Spud: FrancoFile: Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.

Name checks out.

I always loved watching him with Julia Child.  They respected the hell out of each other, and the friendship was very real.

Because Jacques knew that if he gave her any lip, she could kick his ass all over the kitchen. :)

/We'll never have nice things like that again... truly timeless stuff.


She was 6'3" and likely learned some things during his stint in the OSS. Unofficially, of course.
 
2021-09-14 9:58:13 AM  

Devolving_Spud: FrancoFile: Pepin is a national treasure.

His memoir is amazing.

Name checks out.

I always loved watching him with Julia Child.  They respected the hell out of each other, and the friendship was very real.


That's been my issue with competitive cooking shows, because professional kitchens are all about teamwork. Collaboration. You make suggestions what might make it better, or how to present it, but you taste and you appreciate your mate's work. I would love to see a cooking show, if you want to go the 'reality TV' route take a page from Miami Ink. Show a real kitchen, doing their normal stuff, the challenges of working day to day, figuring out what to do with surprise ingredients, what to do when something fails, or goes terribly wrong. Show the teamwork, show the family that grows out of all that.

Show what professionals actually do, instead of the bullsh*t competition or the exaggerated disasters that need to be 'saved.' Just show chefs and their crews being f*cking awesome, because that's just how we do. There ARE drama Llamas in any kitchen, and we crack on each other, hard, even in the middle of a rush, but you're also leaping over give the guy you just called a lying li'l douche and literally saving his bacon, or ribeye, or basket of onion strings, and clapping him on the back so he knows you're there while giving a 'behind!' And yeah, show cooks decompressing, show them interacting with waitstaff, or even customers if you've got an open kitchen. Professional kitchens are all about the team. Front and back.
 
2021-09-14 11:14:07 AM  
Jacques is one of my heroes too. Thanks for this Subby.
 
2021-09-14 11:42:33 AM  
Garlic is a lot of fun for everybody who doesn't have to smell my body.
 
2021-09-14 12:06:05 PM  
About the only time I see J Kenji Lopez-Alt wax poetic is when he talks about this guy and the times that he met him. I think Pepin is genuine and he shows it without effort.
 
2021-09-14 1:15:26 PM  
Jaques Pepin is awesome! He's professional, pleasant, and chock full of culinary wisdom. All of the recipes of his I've tried have been fantastic. I am especially fond of his classic french omelet. This soup sounds like just the thing for a cold, wet, dreary winter day. Thanks Subby
 
2021-09-14 1:41:35 PM  
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I couldn't' find a good enough resolution of that one, but I thought of it immediately!  Nice find!
 
2021-09-14 4:18:02 PM  
Jose Andres also has a really good garlic soup.
 
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