This week On A Taste of the Past, Linda is joined by a very special guest who is not only a chef who has cooked for Charles de Gaulle and has 11 cookbooksbut who is also an Emmy Winner, a recipient of France’s highest honer: Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a painter, and a poet. Any guesses??? It’s Jacques Pepin! The two chat about Jacques beginnings in his parents’ kitchen to his time at Le Pavillion to his newest cookbook coming out in October: The Essential Pepin. And if you’re in the area there’s still time to get tickets to catch Mr. Pepin at this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival. This episode is sponsored by The Hearst Ranch.