Episode 109: Classic Conclusions

Jacques and his best friend of 50 years, Jean-ClaudeCrêpes a la Confiture are a childhood favorite of many a Frenchman including both Jacques and his best friend of 50 years, Jean-Claude. Jacques quickly makes the crepe batter for this tasty dessert as a step-by-step demonstration in the same time that it takes to heat the pan. The show continues with Orange Soufflé Crêpes that are baked until puffy in the oven. A spectacular Baked Alaska follows using simple ingredients that must be served straight from the oven because of the treat’s hidden frozen center. The show ends on a light note with a simply delicious Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé.

(Only the linked recipes are available online. Other episode recipes are available by purchasing Jacques’ book, Essential Pepin.)

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  • armen

    I would like to know which book has the recipe for(Orange Soufflé Crêpes)?

  • http://lindentreeinn.com Tobey

    armen, the book is called Essential Pepin, there is a link to it above…

  • Istvan

    Thank you Jack for bringing back sweet memories

  • Martin

    More shows like this one! It’s quite entertaining to see Jacques and Jean-Claude play off of each other. Reminds one of Jacques’ shows with Julia Child once upon a time.

    And as always the instruction in cooking technique is the absolute best on television. The knowledge these two culinary wise men present to the viewers is a precious gift indeed.

  • http://Kqed Stephanie

    This guy is such a class act. He has always been a top chef even during days I saw him first with Julia Childs. I never realized how simple baked alaska could be. No one sells this on their pastry menus anymore.

  • lillian nugent

    i love mr pepin, i think his family give him much love and respect that he so deserves.i have never seen something that didnt look wonderful and cannot wait to try. thank you so much for all your wonderful cooking

  • Karen Weismehl

    Any chance to get the orange souffle crepe recipe I first saw on tv Feb. 28, from Sept. 10, 2011? I just love Pepin!! Thank you so much——-

    • http://www.kqed.org/jacquespepin Jacques Pepin

      Only the linked recipes are available online. Other episode recipes like the orange souffle crepes are available by purchasing my book, Essential Pepin.

  • AuntieBetty

    Jacques Pepin is indeed a beloved chef. His style is classy but easy. His latest cookbook “Essential Pepin” is worth every penny. I cherish the collection of his books I have and am also pleased to have the DVDs.

  • Capecod145

    Its so much fun to watch Jacques Pepin cooking show and see the things I can actually make for my family, that are delicious……He is a very classy man and we don’t have many around.  Thank you Mr. Pepin………KGM

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonita.munkkegeler Bonita Munk-Kegeler

    I enjoy this show so much, my favorite of his saying is that his last meal could be bread and butter.

  • Pepin-fiend

    Just finished watching this episode for the second time and, once again, was struck by the way Mr. Pépin ill-treated his old friend. Is it just me, or was Pépin consistently rude? To be honest, I was uncomfortable watching the episode. My wife tells me they were just “razzing” each other. I have doubts. Please respond with your thoughts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ritakobeloveocasio Rita KobeLove Ocasio

      Yes I thought he seemed a little rude to his friend but his friend knows his personality and probably does not take it seriously.

    • Paul Barina

      C’mon, this is the 21st century; everyone should know by now this how real men share affection: If you’re a real man, you’re only nice to people you don’t care about. ;’]

    • 270485

      Although I love his cooking, I also thought he was being rude and disrespectful to his friend. I do hope they were indeed just “razzing” each other … but, come to think of it, it was pretty one-sided.

    • A.Chan

      I have two possible answers for that. One, they’re French. French humor could be different from American humor. Not all countries have the same form of humor. What you find to be rude, others can find to be funny. Also there’s the generational thing. When I watched Julia Child’s later shows, I sometimes found her rude whenever a chef makes a suggestion and she replies with “Fine!”. Nowadays it’s usually seen as rude and often sarcastic. Back during the 50s-60s though, probably not.

  • thankyouMrPepin

    I am new to Mr. Pepins cooking and I’m finding it easy to get caught up in his joyful cooking. What a pleasure it must be to be his friend in the kitchen. These two guys have a blast together. Imagine telling a famous pastry chef such as Jean Claude, “You are not whipping the eggs correctly.” Hah! I have now started on a quest to watch all of Mr. Pepin’s videos. I also like to see how he lovingly explains food secrets to his daughter and granddaughter (and me). What’s not to like about a cook who considers chocolate a vegetable.

  • MollyPitcher28

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Mr. Pepin was rude, condescending, combative, and overly competitive with his “friend” Jean Claude. In fact, Jean Claude looked like he was really ticked off with Jacques throughout the show.