Thursday, September 10, 2015
I'm a pretty good cook!
I love food, and most nights I'd rather eat my own cooking than go out and eat someone else's. How did I learn to cook? A lot of it was trial and error, and Mom, but if one person is responsible for whatever skills I have in the kitchen, it is Jacques Pépin. His TV cooking shows are never intimidating, always encouraging a degree of ease with improvisation and imprecision, but all the while teaching good technique and good taste. His charm, humility, and humor go a long way, but also the sense, lesson after lesson, that you'd really like to be eating whatever it is he has just made. I hope to catch some of his final series.