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Jacques Pepin

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The Resume

    (December 18, 1935- )
    Born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France
    Wrote the cookbooks 'La Technique' (1976), 'La Methode' (1979), 'Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin' (1982), 'Today's Gourmet' (1991), 'Jacques Pepin's Simple and Healthy Cooking' (1994), 'Fast Food My Way' (2004), 'More Fast Food My Way' (2008) and 'Heart and Soul in the Kitchen' (2015)
    Columnist for 'Food & Wine' magazine
    Hosted fourteen cooking shows on public television

Why he might be annoying:

    He left school at 13 to become an apprentice chef.
    He turned down an offer to be White House chef for the Kennedys.
    For a decade, he was an advisor to Howard Johnson's, a restaurant chain not exactly known for its fine French cuisine. Or fine cuisine in general.
    He said, 'You can never put anything in front of me that I don’t eat. I’m pretty much of a glutton.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was the personal chef for three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle.
    He earned a master's degree in French literature from Columbia University.
    He and Julia Child won Daytime Emmys for 'Julia and Jacques: Cooking from Home' (2001).
    He was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
    He said of the molecular gastronomy trend, 'That gets tiring after a while. Sometimes you just want a taco and a beer.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 31.82% Annoying