American Masters

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Passport Season 31 Episode 5 | 53m 10s

Jacques Pépin’s story is a tale even his legions of devoted fans may not be familiar with. Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but in telling his own story in this documentary profile, he acknowledges that the very notion of being a “celebrity chef” was not only unplanned—it was virtually unthinkable in the profession and world in which he grew up.

Aired: 05/26/17

Expires: 05/25/21

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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