” Great cooking favors the prepared hands. “


” All the great chefs I know – Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten – they are technicians first. “


” I cooked at the White House for Easter, last year, with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden, and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there, and they were really charming, it was great. “


” Probably a mistake, you know, that people make in America, to think that all great chefs are a male… I’m still the only male in the family who went into that business. “


” I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you. “



All 5 Jacques Pepin Quotes about Great in picture


Great cooking favors the prepared hands.
All the great chefs I know - Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten - they are technicians first.
I cooked at the White House for Easter, last year, with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden, and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there, and they were really charming, it was great.
Probably a mistake, you know, that people make in America, to think that all great chefs are a male... I
I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician.

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