Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin is a culinary extraordinaire. He is a very well-known celebrity chef who focused his career on French cuisine. Jacques is also known for his time spent co-hosting with Julia Child on the PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home.Amongst being an avid television host and renowned chef, Pépin has over 20 cookbooks that focus on technique and his passion for French cuisine. He is also the former owner of La Potagerie.Pépin has expanded his love for culinary arts into teaching and spending time around his foundation, the Jacques Pépin Foundation, which supports free culinary and life skills training through various community organizations. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.