Don't Forget the Wine! Jacques Pepin's 5 Habits for Better Cooking

Kitchen Habits of Good Cooks

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Small kitchen habits can make a big difference in your cooking, so we love learning about the everyday cooking habits of cookbook authors, chefs and other food professionals. What are the small habits they practice every time they step into the kitchen?

This week we are talking to our favorite food experts to find out the simple cooking practices they rely on, and today legendary French chef and cookbook author Jacques Pepin shares his five basic habits for better, happier cooking every day. His not-so-secret tip? Enjoy a glass of wine while you cook.

Jacques Pepin's 5 Habits for Better Cooking

1. I cook basically every day.

2. I try to use products in season.

3. I prepare food to please my wife, my dog, and me.

4. I always start with a glass of wine when I cook.

5. I continue with another glass of wine.

Simple and foolproof — thank you, Jacques!

More from Jacques Pepin:

→ Read his books: Essential Pepin, Fast Food My Way and many more
→ Watch him on KQED
→ Follow him on Facebook and Twitter

(Image credits: KQED; Shesternina Polina/Shutterstock)