Jacques Pépin Was Raised by Strong Female Chefs

“When Americans think of a French chef, they usually see a male French chef,” says chef Jacques Pépin. But that was not the case for him growing up. 

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“When Americans think of a French chef, they usually see a male French chef,” says chef Jacques Pépin. But that was not the case for him growing up. In his family there were seven restaurants, and all of them were owned by women. Watch the video above from F&W’s Chefs in Conversation series to hear more about chef Pépin’s experiences with strong female chefs.

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