Chef Jacques Pepin’s story—which encompasses his contributions to the profession of cooking, food television, and the very way we eat today—is a tale even his legions of devoted fans may not be familiar with. Discover the story of a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons.

On CPTV: Friday, May 26 at 9 p.m. 

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“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

Share YOUR story, too. Honor a woman who has made an impact in your life or tell us your immigration story. Post a photo and caption on our web page at cptv.org/womenswork. Find out more »

Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

Latest Episode: Women's Work: Ellen Murray