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Essential Pepin

Fine Finishes (#105)

Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce and Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce are served. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning Descriptive Video Service

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Series Description: ESSENTIAL PEPIN is the culmination of chef Jacques Pepin's 60+ years of experience in the kitchen. In this new series, Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him. In each ingredient-driven episode, the 75-year-old culinary legend provides step-by-step instruction for creating a mouth-watering dish and demonstrates his impeccable technique, from chopping an onion or peeling a softly boiled egg to breaking down a leg of lamb. The series encourages novices to take their first culinary steps and entices seasoned home chefs to try something new.

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