Authors of Kids Cook French Begin New Television Show

September 17, 2014
Starting in October, KQED-TV will begin production on Jacques Pepin's final TV cooking series, Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul. Pepin's daughter, Claudine, wrote the new Quarry Books title, Kids Cook French, with illustrations by her father.

In addition to sharing his favorite recipes and cooking techniques, this series will be an intimate retrospective of Jacques' career that will include never-before-seen footage of Jacques at home and favorite clips from his earlier series.

"The opportunity to reflect on my time in the kitchen and in front of the camera is such a gratifying experience for me," said Pépin, "I am able to share new recipes with viewers while also sharing special moments of my life - and I get to have my family and friends join me for this wonderful experience. I feel fortunate to have this opportunity and to be collaborating with my long-time production partner, KQED, on Heart & Soul."

The 26-episode series is set to broadcast on KQED and other PBS stations in fall of 2015. KQED is based in San Francisco.