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The chef at war

Author: Alexis Soyer
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Series: Great food.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer was the most renowned chef in Victorian England. This is his colourful account of his time at the front in the Crimean War, where he joined British troops in order to improve the quality of the food they were eating. Divulging the secrets of preparing stew for 1000 soldiers, sharing sweetmeats with a Turkish Pacha, and teaching a Highland regiment to cook with his pioneering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Named Person: Alexis Soyer; Alexis Soyer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Soyer
ISBN: 9780241950913 0241950910
OCLC Number: 750644293
Notes: Extract from A culinary campaign published in 1857.
Description: 114 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1: How it All Began2: Off to the War3: A Tour Round the Kitchen4: Three Weeks at Scutari4: Camp Life at Headquarters5: My Great Field Day6: Soyer Tres Heureux7: Soyer's Hospital Diets8: Soyer's Field and Barrack Cookery for the Army9: Bill of Fare for London Suppers
Series Title: Great food.
Responsibility: Alexis Soyer.

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