Jacques Pépin to speak at the Long Center in June

Chef Jacques Pépin has hosted more than a dozen TV shows and written dozens of cookbooks during his long career. Photo from the Long Center.

Chef Jacques Pépin has hosted more than a dozen TV shows and written dozens of cookbooks during his long career. Photo from the Long Center.

Jacques Pépin turned 80 in December, and the famed chef — one of the most noted from the James Beard/Julia Child generation — will make an Austin appearance in June to talk about his long career and accomplishments.

The event, which will benefit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s educational programming, will take place at 3 p.m. on June 5 at the Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.

Tickets, which start at $19, are on sale now at thelongcenter.org.

Pépin has hosted 14 TV shows, including his current (and final) series “Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul” on PBS, and written more than two dozen cookbooks.

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