Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef

Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef

by Ruth Cowen

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ISBN-13: 9780297865575
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ruth Cowen is a journalist, author, editor and researcher. She has written for all the major newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Independent, the Guardian, the Daily and Sunday Express and the Evening Standard. She has also written a number of award-winning documentaries for BBC Radio 4.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vi
Prologue: 'To Her'     1
'The enfant terrible of Montmartre'     5
'A mere cook'     17
'The glory of the edifice'     31
'The messenger of death'     52
'Cherie, Cherie, Cerrito!'     69
'Cook and dress ten ears ...'     88
'A broth of a boy'     108
'Our eyes sparkle and our palates yearn'     135
'Sir Oracle'     153
'The world his Club, his guests are universal'     176
'Its halls once more glitter'     200
'Vexation, disappointment and loss'     232
'Pro bono publico'     253
'Captain Cook'     282
'He has no successor'     310
Epilogue     323
Acknowledgements     326
Bibliography     329
Index     333

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