Jacques Pepin has published twenty-six cookbooks and hosted twelve public television cooking series. One of the best-known culinary teachers in the world, he's earned a place in the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook Hall of Fame, captured the foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America award, been recognized for Best TV Cooking Segment and Best Culinary Video, and earned the foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Chef Jacques won a daytime Emmy award for a television show he co-hosted with Julia Child and is among an elite group that has received the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier de L'Ordre du Agricole, two of the highest honors bestowed by the French government. The founder of the American Institute of Wine and Food, he shares his knowledge through teaching at The French Culinary Institute. He lives with his wife in Madison, CT.