Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival to Honor Jacques Pepin

World-renowned chef Jacques Pepin will be conducting a special demonstration at this weekend’s 4th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival (Sept 25 – 27) to be held in Newport, Rhode Island. Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this event has quickly taken its place among the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. New for 2009, the festival will present a ” Vintage Evening at The Breakers” — held on Saturday evening, honoring the award-winning chef and featuring a collectible wine auction. Janson Media will be there as well, offering limited-edition Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way DVDs, signed by Jacques for the occasion. Each episode from the Jacques Pepin catalog, distributed worldwide exclusively by Janson Media, features a festive feast, celebrating everything from Thanksgiving to Graduations.

On Fast Food My Way, Jacques Pépin, the man who taught millions of Americans how to cook, shares the techniques he honed in the most famous kitchens of the world to show you how to create simple, special meals in minutes. The complete PBS series is available on these three DVDs. Use the interactivity of the DVD format to learn how to create complete menus — over one hundred great-tasting dishes — all special enough for company, yet easy enough for those weekday evenings when you have no time. Easy and fast can still be deliciously elegant — with Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way.

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