Jacques Pépin French pronunciation: [ʒak pepɛ̃] (born December 18, 1935) is a French born, American chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on American television and has written for The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine and many other publications. He has authored over 30 cookbooks many of which have become best sellers. Pépin was a longtime friend of the American chef Julia Child, and their iconic 1999 PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home won a Daytime Emmy Award. He has been honored with 24 James Beard Foundation Awards, five honorary doctoral degrees, the American Public Television’s lifetime achievement award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2019 and the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest order of merit in 2004.Since 1989, Pépin has taught in the Culinary Arts Program at Boston University and, served as dean of special programs at the International Culinary Center in New York City. In 2016, with his daughter, Claudine Pépin and his son-in-law, Rollie Wesen, Pépin created the Jacques Pépin Foundation to support culinary education for adults with barriers to employment. He and his wife, Gloria, have lived in Connecticut since 1975.