The Gastronomic Regenerator; a simplified and entirely new system of cookery, with nearly two thousand practical receipts suited to the income of all classes. Illustrated with numerous engravings and correct and minute plans how kitchens of every size, from the kitchen of a royal palace to that of the humble cottage, are to be constructed and furnished

SOYER, Alexis


Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1847. Fourth edition, corrected
Description: ppxl, 720, 18, 26, 12 plates, 2 folding, fold-out menu on blue paper, 3 plans, text illustrations; large thick 8vo [150x230mm], original cloth stamped in blind , gilt lettering, rebacked, using original cloth, sl. sunned, new endpapers. a very good copy

All illustrations called for in the List are present, with an additional plate `Bouquet de Gibier’. Soyer, the Frenchman who became the most famous cook in Victorian England, was arguably the world’s first celebrity chef. Fleeing Paris during the revolution of 1830, he joined the London household of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge. He designed kitchens, using gas and refrigeration, and invented a movable table stove that became his field stove when he advised the army on cooking during the Crimean War. He reorganised the provisioning of army hospitals, and in 1847 implemented a soup kitchen in Dublin to feed the starving during the Irish Famine. This was his second published book

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