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In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, the extraordinary Jacques Pépin talks about the amazing female chefs who raised him. Here, eight of his most delicious recipes that were inspired or influenced by the women in his life.
1. Jacques Pépin's Favorite Pound Cake
The French call pound cake quatre-quarts ("four-fourths") because it is made with equal parts flour, sugar, eggs and butter. Pépin's mother, aunt and cousin all have their versions. He likes to fold in candied citrus peels to make a French fruit cake.