Fill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win one of two copies of Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pépin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), featuring a bookplate signed by the author.
Note: You can enter one time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is noon (12 p.m.) ET 3.2.12.
If anyone’s earned the right to stake a claim on “essential,” we say it’s Jacques Pépin. An undisputed master, culinary legend, and one of the most avid champions of simplicity and flavor, Pépin has dedicated much of his 60-year career to teaching the rest of us what he knows and loves: great food and proven techniques. Now, this encyclopedic volume collects and celebrates the very best of his recipes, updated, and includes a searchable DVD that demonstrates his skilled yet simple methods. The book spans the many styles of Pépin’s cooking: country French, haute cuisine, contemporary American, and dishes with international flavors. You’ll find family favorites, bistro classics, decadent desserts—plus, your copy of Essential Pepin comes with an autographed bookplate to make it that much more special.
While you’re waiting for your copy to arrive, why not give some of these Pépin essentials a whirl:
Steamed Lobster with Lobster Bisque, Corn, and Fingerling Potatoes
Lamb Curry with Pear Chutney, Brown Rice, and Okra
Soft Caramels (a staff favorite!)
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