This is the quintessential beef stew. Jacques Pépin’s mother served it at her restaurant, Le Pélican, where she made it with tougher cuts of meat. Jacques likes the flatiron—a long, narrow cut that’s extremely lean but becomes tender and stays moist. He doesn’t use stock, demiglace or even water in his stew, relying on robust red wine for the deep-flavored sauce. Slideshow: Great Beef Stews
Mollet, which means "soft" in French, refers to eggs that are cooked in water in the shells for a longer period of time than soft-cooked eggs, but not as long as hard-cooked eggs -- about 6 minutes total.
Maman’s Apple Tart Recipe: This dessert comes from the chef Jacques Pépin, who learned how to make it from his mother. To form the crust, Pépin covers the dough with plastic wrap to press it neatly into the pan.