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Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way

Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way

Culinary icon Jacques Pepin returns with a new line-up of healthy, home-cooked meals in JACQUES PEPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY. This season, Pepin creates nearly 100 delicious recipes for every occasion from a light snack to an elegant dinner using readily available fresh foods, supermarket staples and simple techniques. Taking inspiration from around the world, Pepin's lamb stew, paella and Tibetan bread incorporate Asian, Latin American and diverse European influences, including his classic French background. Each episode contains four or more dishes, including minute-long recipes for croque monsieur tidbits, an instant red-pepper dip or butter bean canapes, along with Jacques' valuable tips and techniques.

Latest Episodes

Born in Lyon, France, Jacques demonstrates his regional version of fried and poached eggs as he makes the classic salad of Frisee aux Lardon. Then, with thoughts of spring, he makes Spaghetti with Raw Tomato-Anchovy Sauce. A sweet ending, Jacques talks of time with his granddaughter while making impressive to look at, but simple to assemble, Chocolate Cups and Chocolate Rocher with Hazelnuts and Cornflakes -- a combination of chocolate, hazelnuts and cornflakes.

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Fri Apr 6th, 8:30am
Fri Apr 6th, 2:30pm

Bread takes time to make but Jacques shows viewers how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot in his Slow and Easy Bread in a Pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs prepared in little containers known as Cocoette Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms. When Jacques raids the pantry and freezer, he finds the fixings to make a Ragout of Broccolini, Beans and Sausage. Fresh berries and a neat twist on a bought pastry crust end the meal with Cookie Dough Raspberry Tart.

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Fri Mar 23rd, 8:30am
Fri Mar 23rd, 2:30pm

Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the east, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a gratin of sorts called Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley.

Endive, chicory, Belgium endive -- Jacques explains these vegetables starting with Rigatoni with Lettuce and Eggplant and Sauteed Julienned Endive. A trip to the fish counter results in a harvest of some ocean "greens," too! Seaweed-lined bamboo steamer baskets hold fresh seafood in Steamed Fish and Shellfish Baskets. The pantry supplies dessert...dried figs and walnuts poached in wine and honey complement each other in Sauteed Stuffed Figs with Blueberries, a dessert that pairs perfectly with the sweet fortified wine, Madera.

For an unusual crispy snack to keep friends munching, Jacques makes Crunchy Kale. Then, forget long hours over the stove, Jacques shows how to make chile without fuss in a pressure cooker for a game day favorite Chile Con Carne with Lettuce and Cheese. For dessert, Pears Bonne Femme are easy and decadent. To add an eclectic note and bit of extravagance, Jacques makes potato pancakes, known as Criques. Served with Californian caviar these tasty morsels are both delicious and environmentally friendly!

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Fri Apr 20th, 8:30am
Fri Apr 20th, 2:30pm

For Jacques, nothing beats an earthy soup to keep you warm during the coldest season and his Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup hits the spot. To spice up the evening, he creates a pocket in boneless chicken breasts to fill with a tasty stuffing in Chicken Supremes with Tapenade and Mushroom Sauce served over Vegetable Couscous. The meal ends on a sweet note with a Pear Compote and freshly baked Almond Crumble Cookies.

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