Last Call: Jacques Pepin, king of omelets

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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Earlier this year I spent an afternoon at the Chicago restaurant Cafe Marie-Jeanne where I learned the techniques of making the best omelet I’ve ever experienced. A number of you in the comments section name-dropped Jacques Pepin, the French chef/TV personality who is perhaps our greatest omelet evangelist.

I vaguely remember watching his omelet-cooking demonstration on his PBS cooking show years ago, and decided to revisit that clip today. Wowee zowee. That plated French omelet at 5:18, beautifully tapered at the ends, is a thing of frightening beauty. Don’t @ me, Pepin remains the GOAT.

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Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.