Despite being in the biz for decades and well into retirement age, Pepin is currently in production of another PBS series, has published almost two dozen books and instructs at Boston University and is the Dean of Special Programs for the French Culinary Institute in New York. He's also an accomplished artist, often painting the artwork for his books.
He often makes things look easier than they seem--especially technically. But there is no doubt of his love of cooking and the joy he has for helping others feel the same way. It doesn't seem like he'll be slowing down anytime soon. Happy Birthday, Jacques!