Mailing Address
Pèpe International, Inc.
PO BOX 901
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

UPS/FedEx Shipping Address
Pèpe International, Inc.
Corner of Dolores St. & 7th St.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

October 2013

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Christian Pèpe & The Family Tradition Seated in a high chair with marinara smudges settled into the creases of his youthful smile, a young Christian Pèpe was introduced to the family business, Pèpe International, when he was a sprout. As he grew, he could be found in the back of the family bakery dusted in flour, awaiting his turn at the counter. When that time finally came, the 11-year-old could barely peer over the counter as he assisted customers. Son of Rich Pèpe, proprietor of Pèpe International, Christian has cleaned the proverbial powder from his face and is preparing to take

  The Jackie O. Legend has it that Jackie O. ordered Penne alla Vodka whenever she visited Italian restaurants in America and in Europe, helping make it all the rage in fashion-conscious circles by the mid 70’s. Pepe’s version is to poach large prawns in the heated vodka sauce, then serve over penne and garnish with crispy chopped pancetta and peas creating his famous "JFK".   Pepe's Hobo Stew The delicious stew packed with various items is sure to surprise and excite anyone. Learn how to cook this old-fashioned dish just right, with an extra pinch of Italian flair.   The Truth behind Spaghetti and Meatballs Q. Could