Jacques Pepin Quotes & Sayings

32 most famous Jacques Pepin quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's an 81 year old American chef born on Dec 18, 1935.

“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.”
Jacques Pepin Quotes
“After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don't agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want!”
Jacques Pepin Quotes
“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.”
Jacques Pepin Quotes
“If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it's hard to beat bread and butter.”
“You have no choice as a professional chef: you have to repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat until it becomes part of yourself. I certainly don't cook the same way I did 40 years ago, but the technique remains. And that's what the student needs to learn: the technique.”
Jacques Pepin Quotes
“When you are at home, even if the chicken is a little burnt, what's the big deal? Relax.”
“Just because I am a chef doesn't mean I don't rely on fast recipes. Indeed, we all have moments when, pressed for time, we'll use a can of tuna and a tomato for a first course. It's a question of choosing the right recipes for the rest of the menu.”
“I am a glutton. I'll eat whatever is there. Pizza. I love hot dogs anywhere. I've got nothing against any of that. If I feel like eating, I eat. I don't feel guilty about it at all.”
“Basically, I go to the local farmer's market and decide to what to cook then, depending on what I find. Either my wife or I cook, and we usually finish a bottle or two of wine by the time we are done cooking and eating.”

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