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Soyer, Alexis 1809-1858

Overview
Works: 96 works in 362 publications in 2 languages and 2,603 library holdings
Genres: History  Recipes  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Cookbooks  Humor  Designs and plans  Personal narratives‡vEnglish 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Composer
Classifications: TX353, 641.300901
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The Pantropheon, or, A history of food and its preparation in ancient times by Alexis Soyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1853 and 2001 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern housewife, or, Ménagère. Comprising nearly one thousand receipts, for the economic and judicious preparation of every meal of the day, and those for the nursery and sick room; and minute directions for family management in all its branches. Illustrated with engravings including the modern housewife's unique kitchen, and magic stove by Alexis Soyer( Book )

69 editions published between 1849 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La presse contemporaine, dont le livre contient des extraits, ne tare pas d'éloges pour l'auteur, ce "great Napoleon of Gastronomy" ("Sun"), dont les publications ne feront pas seulement oublier les classiques de la cuisine anglaise de Mme Rundell ou de Mme Glass ("Observer"), mais aussi les manuels français: "We know nothing of the kind even in France, where between the vulgar "Cuisinier Bourgeois" and the exalted "Cuisinier Royal" there is no good, and domestic, and economic guide" ("Daily News"). Les ménagères anglaises lui marqueront une éternelle gratitude, "even after the names of Ude and Carême have sunk to oblivion" ("Dispatch"). Ces éloges un peu nationalistes ne manquent pas d'une certaine ironie: en fait, malgré sa solide implantation dans la tradition culinaire anglaise, Soyer s'est très largement inspiré de la cuisine française comme le montrent ses recettes pour les "Eggs au beurre" (no 14), le "lait de poule" (72), la "Printanière soup" (191), le "French Pot-au-feu" (126), les "Herrings baked the Boulogne way" (254) et autres "Cutlets à la victime" (489)
Soyer's culinary campaign. Being historical reminiscences of the late war. With the plain wit of cookery for military and civil institutions the army, navy, public, etc. etc by Alexis Soyer( Book )

16 editions published between 1857 and 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the first celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer (1810-58) was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who nonetheless took his profession very seriously. As the chef of the Reform Club, he modernised its kitchens, installing refrigerators and gas cookers. In 1851, during the Great Exhibition, he prepared spectacular (but financially ruinous) culinary extravaganzas at his restaurant, the Gastronomic Symposium of All Nations. In stark contrast, he organised soup kitchens during the Great Famine in Ireland and volunteered his services in the Crimea in 1855 to improve military catering. This work, first published in 1857, gives a vivid account of his efforts to prepare nutritious meals for the soldiers using a newly invented portable field stove, which remained in use until the Second World War. Also reissued in this series are Soyer's Gastronomic Regenerator (1846) and The Modern Housewife or Ménagère (1849)
Soyer's cookery book by Alexis Soyer( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pantropheon, or, History of food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world by Alexis Soyer( Book )

11 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shilling cookery for the people : embracing an entirely new system of plain cookery and domestic economy by Alexis Soyer( Book )

38 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, cookery, and dining in ancient times : Alexis Soyer's Pantropheon by Alexis Soyer( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Enlightening account of the many different aspects of food and its preparation by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Jews covers a wide array of subjects: the mythological origin of specific foods; agricultural, milling, and marketing practices; treatment of dinner guests; descriptions of seasonings, pastries, and exotic dishes; more. 38 black-and-white illustrations.</DIV>
The pantropheon : or, History of food and its preparation : from the earliest ages of the world by Alexis Soyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1853 in Boston, The Pantropheon provides a fascinating history of food focusing on the table of classical antiquity. Author Alexis Soyer was a renowned "gastronomic genius" in his day, as well as a chef and culinary writer. With beautiful black-and-white illustrations, Soyer presents a wealth of information about food in ancient times: agriculture, milling, recipes, mythological origin, ingredients, utensils, exotic dishes, dining habits and customs, and spices and seasonings. Within this cornucopia of food history, Soyer calls upon Jean Anthelme Brillat Savrin's quote, "Tell me what thou eatest and I will tell thee who thou art" to perfectly capture the essence of his tome, and it is precisely for this reason that his compendium is still culturally significant today and widely read among historians, food writers, and chefs.This edition of The Pantropheon, or, History of Food, and Its Preparation was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1,100 volumes
Soyer's standard cookery for the people : embracing an entirely new system of plain cookery and domestic economy by Alexis Soyer( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1864 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Alexis Soyer : With Unpublished Receipts and Odds and Ends of Gastronomy by Alexis Soyer( )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the first celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer (1810-58) was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who nonetheless took his profession very seriously. As the chef of the Reform Club, he modernised its kitchens, installing refrigerators and gas cookers. In 1851, during the Great Exhibition, he prepared spectacular (but financially ruinous) culinary extravaganzas at his restaurant, the Gastronomic Symposium of All Nations. In stark contrast, he organised soup kitchens during the Great Famine in Ireland and volunteered his services in the Crimea in 1855 to improve military catering. He was also a prolific inventor of kitchen gadgets, notably promoting the Magic Stove, used for cooking food at the table. Several of his highly popular cookery books have been reissued in this series. Following his death, his secretaries François Volant and James Warren published this anecdotal and admiring biography in 1859, together with recipes and other cookery writings
The Modern Housewife or Ménagère : Comprising Nearly One Thousand Receipts for the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day by Alexis Soyer( )

1 edition published in 1849 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the first celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer (1810-58) was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who nonetheless took his profession very seriously. As the chef of London's Reform Club, he modernised its kitchens, installing refrigerators and gas cookers. They became something of a showpiece, even opening for tours. In contrast, Soyer also organised soup kitchens during the Great Famine in Ireland and volunteered his services in the Crimea in 1855 to improve military catering. He was also a prolific inventor of kitchen gadgets, notably promoting the Magic Stove, used for cooking food at the table. This work, first published in 1849, was aimed at the middle classes. Conceived as a dialogue between two housewives, it contains hundreds of recipes and tips, giving modern readers a rich insight into household management of the time. Also reissued in this series are Soyer's Gastronomic Regenerator (1846) and Culinary Campaign (1857)
The Gastronomic Regenerator : A Simplified and Entirely New System of Cookery, with Nearly Two Thousand Practical Receipts Suited to the Income of All Classes by Alexis Soyer( )

1 edition published in 1846 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the first celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer (1810-58) was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who nonetheless took his profession very seriously. As the chef of London's Reform Club, he modernised its kitchens, installing refrigerators and gas cookers. They became something of a showpiece, even opening for tours. In contrast, Soyer also organised soup kitchens during the Great Famine in Ireland and volunteered his services in the Crimea in 1855 to improve military catering. He was also a prolific inventor of kitchen gadgets, notably promoting the Magic Stove, used for cooking food at the table. This work, first published in 1846, is an illustrated culinary textbook - complete with plans for different types of kitchen and nearly 2,000 recipes - written primarily for grander households with a large kitchen staff, but not neglecting those with more modest budgets. Also reissued in this series are Soyer's Modern Housewife or Ménagère (1849) and his Culinary Campaign (1857)
The Modern Housewife or Ménagère ... Illustrated with engravings [including a portrait] ... Thirty second thousand by Alexis Soyer( Book )

5 editions published between 1856 and 1861 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traitement de texte avec Textor logiciel de traitement de texte et de gestion bureautique sur IBM-PC sous MS-DOS by Henri Lilen( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solfège scolaire. 1er volume by Maurice Chevais( )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1952 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Délassements culinaires ... : Culinary relaxations by Alexis Soyer( Book )

3 editions published in 1845 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern housewife, or ménagère ... Ninth thousand by Alexis Soyer( Book )

3 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soyer's Charitable Cookery: or the Poor Man's Regenerator by Alexis Soyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern housewife by Alexis Soyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Food, cookery, and dining in ancient times : Alexis Soyer's Pantropheon
Alternative Names
Alexis Benoist Soyer Chef Francés

Alexis Benoist Soyer French chef

Alexis Benoît Soyer French chef

Alexis Soyer francuski mistrz kuchni

Alexis Soyer Frans chefkok (1810-1858)

Alexis Soyer Koch französischer Abstammung

Soyer, A. 1809-1858

Soyer, A. (Alexis), 1809-1858

Soyer, Alexis Benoît 1809-1858

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English (270)

French (9)

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The modern housewife, or, Ménagère. Comprising nearly one thousand receipts, for the economic and judicious preparation of every meal of the day, and those for the nursery and sick room; and minute directions for family management in all its branches. Illustrated with engravings including the modern housewife's unique kitchen, and magic stoveFood, cookery, and dining in ancient times : Alexis Soyer's PantropheonThe people's chef : the culinary revolutions of Alexis SoyerRelish : the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chefA culinary campaignThe chef at warThe people's chef : Alexis Soyer, a life in 7 courses