Jacques Pépin is France's greatest gift to the United States.
The celebrity chef has made a documentary about what he calls the industry's “dirty little secret.”
Tbf, the dish does look pretty good.
The third season, premiering Thursday on VICELAND, takes the celebrity chef from Australia to Las Vegas in search of incredible food and a wild time.
As a preliminary food tasting judge for cooking competition shows, I taste the good, the bad, and the ugly. By the time the finalists are selected to be on the show, only the ones that didn’t give me food poisoning get to cook for the TV judges.
“Write a list of everything you plan to cook on Christmas Day,” advises Nigella Lawson, TV chef and unrivalled domestic goddess. “Then go away, drink a cup of tea, and strike out about half the dishes you’d planned.”
Despite being one of the most recognisable faces in British food, the Chinese chef isn’t doing it for the fame. “I’m most proud of being a teacher,” he says. “I hate this kind of thing: celebrity chefs. It gives false hope for young chefs—all they want...