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The People's Chef : The Culinary Revolution of Alexis Soyer by Ruth Brandon - First U.S. Edition - 2004 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000559)

The People's Chef : The Culinary Revolution of Alexis Soyer

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The People's Chef : The Culinary Revolution of Alexis Soyer

by Ruth Brandon

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ISBN 13
9780802714527
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New York: Walker Books, 2004. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail bumped. Jacket lightly rubbed. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 319 pages.

During the first half of the 19th century, Alexis Soyer became the most famous cook--and man--in London. In addition to his kitchen inventions and best-selling cookbooks, Soyer was part of many of the great events and social changes of his time. This biography uses each phase of Soyer's career to explore a different aspect of 19th-century life, including the destruction of the English peasantry, the Irish potato famine, and Britain's disastrous involvement in the Crimea. Born in France, Soyer moved to England in his teens and rose to early fame as head chef at London's Reform Club, where he designed a kitchen so innovative that it became a tourist attraction. He opened London's first French restaurant, and was linked to some of the most famous actresses and dancers of the day. Yet for all his flamboyance, Soyer's fame lies in the work he did for those in need. He wrote cookbooks for the poor and designed a model soup-kitchen during the Irish famine. He traveled to the Crimea to manage the kitchens in Florence Nightingale's hospital, and invented a battlefield cook-stove that remained in use as recently as the Gulf War.


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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000559
Title
The People's Chef : The Culinary Revolution of Alexis Soyer
Author
Ruth Brandon
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U.S. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0802714528
ISBN 13
9780802714527
Publisher
Walker Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2004
Keywords
Alexis Soyer, biography, cooks, cookbook, cookery, cooking, history, Irish famine, potato famine, social change, Crimea, Crimean War, France, Great Britain
Bookseller catalogs
Cookbooks; History; Children; Biographies; Europe; Britain; France;
Size
8vo

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