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Overview (1)

Born in France

Mini Bio (1)

Jacques Pepin was born on December 18, 1935 in France. He is a writer and actor, known for Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home (2000), Ugly Betty (2006) and Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine (1996).

Spouse (1)

Gloria Pepin (18 September 1966 - ?) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Consultant to Howard Johnson's for 10 years.
Awarded the French Legion of Honor.
Decided to be a cook at age 13, went to Paris at age 17.
Drafted in 1956, was Navy chef to General Charles de Gaulle.
Father of Claudine Pepin.
Was a mentor to Sara Moulton.
An auto accident in 1974 had prevented him from being a full-time chef. Thus, he turned to being an culinary instructor, hosting cooking shows and writing books.
Grandfather of Shorey Wesen.
Met Julia Child in 1960 and had worked together in shows. They were lifelong friends until her death in 2004.
Father-In-Law of Rollie Wesen.
Always looks into the camera and says "Happy cooking!" when the show ends.

Personal Quotes (2)

The food you serve always tastes better than the food you eat alone.
I think I should put some parsley in it. Whole bunch of parsley. Parsley is very good for you. Everything is very healthy. Everyone wants to die in good health. So we're doing healthy food.

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