HE WANTS TO COOK LIKE JACQUES PÉPIN. WHO?
Jacques Pépin, 81, first apprenticed in a kitchen at 13. He trained in Paris before leaving for the United States, where he fell in love with New York and got a job at Le Pavillon, one of the best French restaurants of that time. He also had a long-running column in The New York Times and won an Emmy for a television series he recorded with Julia Child called Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. Read more about him in his memoir, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen.