Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

How Jacques Pépin’s “La Technique” changed modern cooking

In 1976, Jacques Pépin published a groundbreaking new book: a cookbook without recipes. “La Technique” illustrated each moment where your hands interacted with food – teaching the foundations of cooking instead of recipes.


Major funding for Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft is provided by Feast it Forward.

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Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Vital Projects Fund, Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation and public television viewers.