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Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin is one of America's best-known chefs. He is the author of 24 books, including a best-selling memoir, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen. He has also hosted[…]

Hands and knives.

Question: What utensils do you always have on hand?

Jacques Pepin: Most important tool are your hands without any question. And then after you need a knife; you need a knife to board to shuck on; you need a _____, and that’s basically what you need. That being said of course, I have about 150 knives at my house; but you need basically three knives – a chopping knife; and then a utility knife, about seven inch; and a paring knife, you know? So . . . And preferably sharp one, too.

 

Recorded on:09/04/2007