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Ming Tsai and Jacque Pepin Trade Jabs at Jose Andres' Spanish Barbecue

By June 22, 2009

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 Food & Wine Classic One of the great things about the Food & Wine Classic is getting to watch the star chefs interact with each other in such casual settings. No matter which demo, tasting, or party you're attending during the weekend, you're bound to hear many interesting conversations and exchanges.

 Food & Wine Classic One such exchange took place at the fabulous Jose Andres Spanish barbecue hosted by Wines from Spain.

I'm standing behind Ming Tsai, enjoying a slice of grilled blood sausage, when Jacque Pepin enters the circular outdoor kitchen where Jose is preparing and serving his incredible assortment of tapas.

 Food & Wine Classic As soon as Ming sees Jacque Pepin, a huge smile appears on his face, and he yells out, "Hello Chef! Hey Jacque, you just did another cookbook! It's unbelievable, how can you do a new cookbook every year? I mean, how many [expletive deleted] ways are there to make a crepe?" Chef Pepin laughs, along with the rest of the guests, at Tsai's good-natured ribbing.

 Food & Wine Classic Jacque slowly takes a sip of wine, as the crowd quiets to hear the venerable chef's retort. Not to be outdone, he retaliates with, "You know, when I write all these cookbooks, I make sure I write them very slowly, so that even you can read them." Touché!

Photos (c) John Mitzewich

Comments

June 22, 2009 at 2:26 am
(1) Jen says:

Thanks for covering this for those of us who SADLY missed it!

June 22, 2009 at 3:11 am
(2) americanfood says:

Believe me, it was my pleasure.

July 3, 2009 at 10:30 am
(3) Ed Higgins says:

John how often does this event take place, once a year? Also is it always in the same place? I am looking forward to going to the next event.

Thanks for your help
Ed J. Higgins

July 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm
(4) americanfood says:

yes, it’s every year in Aspen. If you follow the link in the article you can get all the pertinent info.

July 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm
(5) Ed Higgins says:

Thanks for the infomation, I must have over looked it…old age you know.

Ed Higgins

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