One of my favorite phases of Julia’s life was when she got a little too old to handle a cooking show by herself, so her friend Jacques Pepin stepped in to give her an assist. The two of them together is nothing short of hysterical. His fussy French style and her brassy no-nonsense approach create television magic of the sort we’re not likely to witness again anytime soon.
THIS IS PERFECT.
A little more than a minute in, Jacques looks straight at the camera, smiles slightly, and announces that he doesn’t wash his chicken. And I fell in love with him right then and there.
Obviously the rest of the video is also a joy and a testament to the terribleness of current food-related TV programming.