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San Antonio chefs from Mixtli and Kumo take part in Jacques Pépin Foundation video recipe book


San Antonio chef Rico Torres (left) will appear on Hulu's new original series, 'Taste the Nation.' - JOSH ZAPATA AT DESIGN FILM FIRM
  • Josh Zapata at Design Film Firm
  • San Antonio chef Rico Torres (left) will appear on Hulu's new original series, 'Taste the Nation.'
Foodies of any level will recognized the name Jacques Pépin as synonymous with "classic French technique applied to American cuisine."

Now, two San Antonio chefs are lending their expertise to a video recipe book curated by a nonprofit foundation bearing the famed French chef's name.

Chefs Diego Galicia and Rico Torres — of James Beard Award-nominated Mixtli and the newly opened Kumo — will take part in volume two of Cook with Jacques & Friends, a video recipe book that features chefs, bartenders and culinary pros from across the country.

The virtual project shares recipes from food pros across America, allowing viewers to cook along with practiced chefs and bartenders in the comfort of their homes.

The SA-based chefs each submitted a video and recipe so viewers can to cook alongside them. Galicia contributed his recipe for queso botanero and Torres shared his for chicken ballotine with stewed tomatoes and chiles.

Galicia and Torres have been named Food and Wine Best New Chefs and were also nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Chefs in the Southwest in 2017. The duo's Mixtli is a nationally lauded progressive Mexican restaurant now located in Southtown, while Kumo serves contemporary Mexican cuisine with a Japanese twist.

Access to the video recipe book requires a membership in the Jacques Pépin Foundation, which starts at $40 per year. Membership fees contribute to free culinary and life-skills training through community-based organizations.

Volume two of the project — featuring Galicia and Torres — will be made live on March 9.

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