"The Apprentice" Followup

About four years ago I wrote an entry about Jacques Pepin's memoir as a chef, The Apprentice. This morning Jacques was a guest on KQED Forum and I got to ask one of the questions I had about his memoir.

Reading the memoir, his transition between working in France and his move to the US had seemed abrupt and unexplained. So I asked, "Why did you move to America?" (at about 43:45 into the podcast). His answer, which is also in the podcast, was essentially that he came to America to learn English and see the place for a year or two. He didn't really plan to stay, but found he loved New York and chose to make America his home.

It was really great to speak to Jacques and get my question answered!

Less than 5 minutes later a friend called with the obligatory, "Holy crap! You were on Forum!" call. It was nice to know someone noticed!

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