Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin CarÁame, the First Celebrity Chef
A unique feast of biography and Regency cookbook, Cooking for Kings takes readers on a chef's tour of the palaces of Europe in the ultimate age of culinary indulgence.
Drawing on the legendary cook's rich memoirs, Ian Kelly traces Antonin CarÁame's meteoric rise from Paris orphan to international celebrity and provides a dramatic below-stairs perspective on one of the most momentous, and sensuous, periods in European history-First Empire Paris, Georgian England, and the Russia of War and Peace.
CarÁame had an unfailing ability to cook for the right people in the right place at the right time. He knew the favorite dishes of King George IV, the Rothschilds and the Romanovs; he knew Napoleon's fast-food requirements, and why Empress Josephine suffered halitosis.
CarÁame's recipes still grace the tables of restaurants the world over. Now classics of French cuisine, created for, and named after, the kings and queens for whom he worked, they are featured throughout this captivating biography. In the phrase first coined by CarÁame, "You can try them yourself."
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Review: Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity ChefUser Review - Jenny Macdonald - Goodreads
Great book,amazing character and learnt a lot about the history and period of that time. The recipes are great fun too and an insight into how people ate in that period Read full review
Review: Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity ChefUser Review - Will - Goodreads
one of the best historical food books I've read. Antonin Careme had a close connection to so many events that shaped the world during his time. He was one of the first chefs by our modern day ... Read full review
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