french cuisine

The bustling Paris streets were rutted and caked in thick mud, but there was always a breathtaking sight to behold in the shop windows of Patisserie de la Rue de la Paix. By 1814, people crowded outside the bakery, straining for a glimpse of the latest confection created by the young chef who worked inside.

Today on All Sides, join us as we speak with French Chef Jacques Pépin about simple - yet delicious- food that can be prepared quickly. Chef Jacques Pépin was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, Lyon in France. His father and mother owned a restaurant where he credits the beginning of his  his love of food to have developed. Later on, he came to the U.S. where he worked at a French restaurant while learning English at night school. Now, he is a renowned French Chef, and has appeared on a number of French and American T.V.