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Pépin, Pétanque (and Shrimp)

Posted on April 20, 2016 |
Amelia Island
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Jacques Pépin, grilling at the Fernandina Beach Harborfront
Pépin, Pétanque (and Shrimp)
You know Chef Jacques Pépin as a renowned cook, teacher, and artist, but did you know he is also a passionate Pétanque player?  While vacationing on Amelia Island this spring, Chef Pépin graciously cooked some local shrimp at the harborfront courts during a mini tournament.
While vacationing on Amelia Island this spring, Chef Pépin graciously cooked up some local shrimp at the harborfront courts during a mini tournament and is joined by his friend and Pétanque America founder Phillippe Boets, who gives a lively introduction to the sport that has its roots in the South of France, but an American home on Amelia Island.



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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.