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

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Rarely has a man defined the spirit of an age as well as Alexis Soyer. A celebrity chef, bestselling author, entrepreneur, inventor, and Crimean war hero, Soyer built the world famous kitchens of London's Reform Club and filled them with such ingenious inventions as the gas stove and steam lifts. In the 1840s he established soup kitchens during the Irish potato faminea revolutionary concept at the timeand in the following decade risked his life by traveling to the Russian peninsula to reform army catering for the troops, ...

Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef 2008, Orion Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297645627

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Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef 2008, Phoenix House

ISBN-13: 9780753821961

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