The Chef at War

The Chef at War

Alexis Soyer

The flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer used to be the main well known chef in Victorian England. this can be his vibrant account of his time on the entrance within the Crimean warfare, the place he joined British troops as a way to increase the standard of the foodstuff they have been consuming.

Divulging the secrets and techniques of getting ready stew for one thousand squaddies, sharing sweetmeats with a Turkish Pacha, and instructing a Highland regiment to prepare dinner together with his pioneering gas-fuelled 'field range' that might be utilized by armies up until eventually the second one global warfare, Soyer provides a vividly relaxing lesson in creating a little cross a protracted way.

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