Bravo TV's Top Chef series included a challenge to cook food inspired by the great Julia Child and one of the judges was her cooking show cohost and friend, Jacques Pepin.
Look for Season 12 (Boston) Episode 10, the one which shows Andy Cohen as the guest judge for the Quickfire. Here is the link: http://www.bravotv.com/now/top-chef/full-episode/for-julia-jacques/381021763847
Why I enjoyed it so much:
It was great seeing how technique won out in the end.
And how revered Julia is.
And to see Jacques talk about food again. He is one of my favorites of the food TV educators.
He tastes everything --- sticks his fingers in everything.
A photo of Jacques Pepin from his PBS bio
For those of you who might not know who Jacques Pepin is. Here is a link to see his bio. http://www.pbs.org/food/chefs/jacques-pepin/
I have read his autobiography, too. It is an enjoyable fast read if you are a Jacques fan. My favorite parts are his memories of growing up in France and how his mother cooked with her hands and how they used every bit of food. Nothing was wasted. And how he started in the kitchen prepping vegetables to high standards in France. I think he was only 13 or 14.
Bon appetit! was Julia Child's legendary sign-off at the end of her cooking shows.