"I have always enjoyed a good Camembert, especially the raw milk varieties from France. To make this version a bit more elegant, I moisten the cheese with honey, cover it with chopped pistachios and serve it garnished with dried cranberries."—Jacques Pépin.
"I made this dessert when friends came by for drinks and didn’t leave. I found a pound cake in the freezer and a couple of oranges and some leftover mascarpone in the refrigerator, although crème fraîche or sour cream would also work. These impromptu dishes often work out best."—Jacques Pépin
One of the best lessons Claudine Pépin ever learned from her father was that all you need to make a great salad is a simple vinaigrette and very fresh, crisp greens. Claudine just happened to find a basket of ripe cherry tomatoes, a small, just-picked zucchini and a hunk of pecorino in the house, so she added them to the mix. If you don't have a mandoline for slicing the zucchini and shaving the pecorino, thinly slice them with a sharp knife or a sturdy vegetable peeler. More Green Salads