Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Book signing for Jacques Pépin’s latest release, A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS by JACQUES PEPIN & his granddaughter Shorey (Rux Martin Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 12, 2017).
Stew Leonard’s – 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, Conn.
The grand master of cooking has a new apprentice in the kitchen: his granddaughter.
Jacques Pépin is the most famous cooking teacher in the world, renowned for his knife skills. Ever since she was very young, his granddaughter, Shorey, has loved “helping” him in the kitchen. Now that she is thirteen, Jacques gives his charismatic pupil a short course on preparing “food that is plain, but elegant, and more than anything, fun.” In the process, he proves himself as inspiring to her as he is to the country’s greatest chefs.
Curly hot dogs; spinach with croutons; sushi salmon cakes; skillet bread and homemade butter; raspberry cake: These recipes will become irresistible new classics for kids. Along the way, Jacques imparts lessons in kitchen etiquette, from how to set a table to how to fold a napkin properly — even how to load a dishwasher. And perhaps the most important lesson of all: that the best meals are the ones shared at home with family.
During the event, Stew Leonard’s will sell A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS for the special price of $21.99 each or 2 for $40. Stew’s chefs will also offer customers a taste of Macaroni, Spinach, and Ham Gratin from page 114 of the book. The dish will be available for purchase from the store’s hot bar as will the Beet and Apple Salad, from page 35 of the book.
ABOUT JACQUES PÉPIN:
One of the world’s most famous cooking teachers and educators, Jacques Pépin has published 30 cookbooks, including his new book, Jacques Pépin Poulet & Legumes and his PBS tie-in cookbook Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen and his memoir, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen. He has also starred in fourteen acclaimed cooking series on public television. Jacques shares his knowledge through the curriculum and teaching at International Culinary Center where he has been a dean since joining in 1988. Before coming to the United States, Jacques served as the personal chef to Charles de Gaulle. Jacques has won many accolades and awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation in 2005, several IACP Cookbook Awards, the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction and was named the first recipient of the Julia Child Award by the Julia Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. He lives with his wife, Gloria, in Madison, Connecticut.
ABOUT STEW LEONARD’S:
Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, has stores located in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn. and in East Meadow, Farmingdale and Yonkers, N.Y. Stew’s earned its nickname the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” from The New York Times because of its country-fair atmosphere, with costumed characters and animated entertainment throughout the store that keep children entertained while parents shop. For more information, visit Stew Leonard’s website at www.stewleonards.com.
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Stew Leonard’s, Meghan Bell, [email protected] / 203.750.6107