Good Quote: Jacques Pépin on Winging It

Not so great about meal planning? Take some cues from a famous French chef:

We never really plan ahead. If we don’t know what to do, there are always eggs. We love them. Right now I have beautiful tarragon, chervil, chives, and parsley coming up in the garden, the classic ingredients for a fines herbes omelette. With just some potatoes next to it, it’s the perfect dinner.

This quote is part of the "My Day on a Plate" series at Gourmet's website. You can read the full article here:

My Day on a Plate: Jacques Pépin

We know it's easy for a famous chef who's been cooking for decades to throw together an impromptu dinner that tastes fabulous—easier than it would be for the average home cook. But for those of us who shop daily and never know what we're eating until an hour before dinner, Pépin is nice company to be in.

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Pépin's description of an herb omelette sounds a lot like Faith's Egg, Arugula, and Herb Tartine, pictured above.

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(Image: Faith Durand)