Jacques Pepin opens his new cookbook with two simple sentences: “There is no greater love than the love of cooking. One always cooks for another.” Pepin, the celebrated French chef, displays this genuine passion for creating masterful culinary creations in his more than 600-page cookbook, Essential Pepin. His delicious dishes bring this mantra to life as he offers more than 700 recipes from his life spent in the food industry that span every food group from soups and salads to shellfish and charcuterie to puddings and tarts. Pepin’s classic favorites are each unique and flavorful and can serve as the perfect inspiration for your next weeknight meal or full multi-course dinner party. Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin is in stores and online for $40. After all, there’s no greater love than the love of cooking.