Chef Jacques Pépin’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: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4 p.m.; Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.