Jacques Pépin is a legend in the culinary world. He's written over 20 cookbooks, cooked for French heads of state, appeared on PBS for over a decade, and cooked alongside other marquee figures like Julia Child (with whom he also wrote a cookbook). Pépin is also a grandfather, and in his latest cookbook, A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey, he shares recipes and kitchen wisdom with his granddaughter and with us.
When I saw the books Jacques Pépin most enjoyed this year, they made perfect sense somehow.... See his picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites.
Jacques Pépin's favorite reads of 2017