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Meeting Jacques Pépin

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Jacques Pépin during one of his 75th Birthday Year celebrations!

His birthday isn’t until December, but I like a man who knows how to celebrate. I picked up his memoir and national bestseller, The Apprentice, before heading over there so that I could grab an autograph and I was so glad to have chosen his memoir. If you don’t have a Jacques Pépin book yet, grab some recipes off the internet and invest in the memoir. From the little I’ve read so far, it’s a beautiful and real history of the man behind the legend. I love memoirs because they give some insight behind the celebrity haze.

Here are a couple of great pictures from the event at The Left Bank in Menlo Park. If you’d like to meet him yourself, be sure to check out other events celebrating his 75 years of life. For the KQED fans, I also met Chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook. He and Mr. Pépin were both very nice!

What’s next for Jacques Pépin?

Mr. Pépin is currently filming 26 episodes of his new series, The Essential Pépin in San Francisco! The new serieswill air in Fall 2011. I’d love to be as vibrant as him at 75!

Bon Anniversaire Jacques!

..And a BIG THANK YOU to my friend and mentor, Charlene Rouspil of the Dacor Design and Culinary Center for being my date!

Chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook

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