Clip | Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft - Jacques Pépin was surrounded by women who were entrepreneurs and chefs.

Iconic chef and teacher Jacques Pépin shares his Inspiring Woman – his mother. He also talks about the many women in his family who worked as chefs and ran restaurants.

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In my family, women cook. 12 restaurants in my family - 12 women. I'm the first male to go into that business. My mother, of course, was probably the biggest influence on me, in my life. When I was 13 years old, I left home to go into apprenticeship. At home was a restaurant where my mother was a chef.