Chef Pépin Shares His Favorite Poem in BU Today

In a BU Today video, renowned chef and television personality Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) recites his favorite poem, Rimbaud’s “Le Dormeur du Val” (“The Sleeper of the Valley”). The reading is part of the Favorite Poem Project, which was launched in 1997 by former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and a College of Arts & Sciences professor of English.

A part-time faculty member at BU since 1983, Chef Pépin is cofounder of Metropolitan College’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts and Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy, with Julia Child (Hon.’76) and Rebecca Alssid. Legendary in the cooking world, Pépin has nearly thirty cookbooks and more than a dozen public television cooking series to his name.

Watch Chef Pépin recite “Le Dormeur du Val” here.