Essential Pépin

Essential Pépin

2011 - 2012, Cookery, Home / Garden
Jacques Pépin cooks with his family and friends.

Episode Guide

  • Essential Pépin - Fowl Play (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Fowl Play

    Turkey cutlets in anchovy-lemon sauce; grilled chicken with tarragon butter; roast capon with cognac and mustard sauce; ballotine of chicken with spinach.

  • Essential Pépin - Ocean Options (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Ocean Options

    Brandade de morue au gratin; sea bass in shredded potato skin; nage courte of striped bass; codfish in olive oil and horseradish sauce.

  • Essential Pépin - Sweet Endings (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Sweet Endings

    Chocolate mint truffettes; almond and plum cake; tuiles a l'orange; summer cornets susie.

  • Essential Pépin - Eggs-Quisite (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:


    Quiche with bacon; eggs Jeannette; flan with green herbs; spinach, ham and parmesan souffle.

  • Essential Pépin - Good Catch! (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Good Catch!

    Grilled swordfish with yogurt sauce; baked mackerel with potatoes and onions; seafood; poached trout.

  • Essential Pépin - Light as Air (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Light as Air

    Meringue shells with chantilly cream; macaroons; chocolate roll; chocolate souffle cake with raspberry sauce.

  • Essential Pépin - Souper Soups for Supper (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Souper Soups for Supper

    Tomato chowder with mollet eggs; black bean soup with bananas; garlic soup; onion soup; consomme.

  • Essential Pépin - Game Day (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Game Day

    Venison steaks in sweet-sour sauce; skillet duck with red oak salad; sauteed rabbit with morels and pearl onions.

  • Essential Pépin - Egg-ceptional (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    Mollet eggs florentine; eggs in ramekins; eggs en cocotte; scrambled eggs in bread cases; fines herbs omelet; mushroom omelet; flat potato omelet.

  • Essential Pépin - Rollin' in Dough (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Rollin' in Dough

    Soda bread; gros pain; long proofed baguette; brioche; bread galettes.

  • Essential Pépin - Shell-ebration (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    Crab cakes with avocado sauce; oysters; mussels poulette; mussels gratinee; clam fritters.

  • Essential Pépin - All Puffed Up (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    All Puffed Up

    Sugared puff paste sticks; fast puff pastry; crystallized puff paste of orange; choux a la creme; chocolate Paris-Brest cake.

  • Essential Pépin - Family Favorites (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Family Favorites

    Grilled leg of lamb; pork loin tournedos with cream; Purerto Rican pork and beans; lamb navarin.

  • Essential Pépin - Vegetable Bounty (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Vegetable Bounty

    Endive with olives; stewed navy beans; gratin of leeks; classic ratatouille; tomatoes maison.

  • Essential Pépin - Fruit Fete (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Fruit Fete

    Apples bon femme; stew of red summer fruit; braised pears in caramel sauce; flambeed bananas; apple fritters.

  • Essential Pépin - Cattle Call (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Cattle Call

    Grilled steak with lemon-thyme butter; rib roast; veal chops with caper sauce; braised beef in red wine.

  • Essential Pépin - Easy and Elegant Seafood (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Easy and Elegant Seafood

    Lobster and artichoke hearts; shrimp pane on watercress; escoffier quenelles; monkfish roulade.

  • Essential Pépin - Classic Conclusions (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Classic Conclusions

    Crepes a la confiture; orange souffle crepes; basked Alaska; apricot and pistachio souffle.

  • Essential Pépin - Cozy Carbs (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Cozy Carbs

    Ricotta dumplings with red pepper sauce; gnocchi maison; linguine with clam sauce and vegetables.

  • Essential Pépin - Economical Offal (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Economical Offal

    Pork liver pate; roast sausage with potatoes; braised sweetbreads in mirepoix; braised tongue with lentils.

  • Essential Pépin - Special Spuds (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Special Spuds

    Garlic mashed potatoes; potato ragout; gratin dauphinoise; cream puff potatoes.

  • Essential Pépin - Fine Finishes (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Fine Finishes

    Cheesecake with apricot-blueberry sauce; flan a la vanille with caramel-cognac sauce; chocolate mousse; bread and butter pudding.

  • Essential Pépin - Veg-In! (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Ragout of asparagus; zucchini and tomato gratin; cauliflower gratin; artichoke hearts; corn tempura.

  • Essential Pépin - Sweets for My Sweet (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Sweets for My Sweet

    Tartelettes aux fruit panaches; tarte tatin; apple tart; individual chocolate and nut pies.

  • Essential Pépin - Fabulous Fins (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Fabulous Fins

    Cured salmon in molasses; tuna steaks with tapenade coating; tuna tartare on marinated cucumbers; poached salmon in ravigote sauce; ray meuniere with mushrooms.

  • Essential Pépin - Savory Staples (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Savory Staples

    Risotto with vegetables; Darphin potatoes; skillet sweet potato; green couscous; corn polenta with mushroom ragout.