Watch Julia Child and Jacques Pépin Prepare a Thanksgiving Feast

November 23, 2017

Alright, I know it’s the day of, but if you’re still looking for some Thanksgiving inspiration, I thought I’d share something that might help. I happened upon a video that’s giving me all types of vintage Thanksgiving vibes, and a few cooking tips to boot: a segment from Julia Child and Jacques Pépin’s Cooking at Home television series.

The roughly 20-minute video has the two renowned chefs cooking their way through an entire feast. The menu du jour? Turkey, giblet gravy, cornbread and sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, creamed onions, and braised brussels sprouts. Child’s magnetic eccentricity plays a fun foil to Pépin’s more concentrated stoicism. Together, the two culinary greats walk their way through the iconic meal but manage to give it their own twist along the way. Check out the two-part clip below:

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.

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bellw67 November 24, 2017
I just love watching Julia and Jacques cooking together. They make it look so easy. And Jacques really knows how to cut up a turkey. I did not know about the sinew in the leg, will try that next time. Really miss Madame Julia. Recently watched Jacques on Simply Ming, great show as well.