Cooking For Kings

Kelly I
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A unique feast of biography and Regency cookbook, Cooking for Kings takes us on a chef's tour of the royal pleasure-palaces of Britain and Europe in the ultimate age of culinary indulgence.

Drawing on the patissier royal's rich memoirs, Ian Kelly traces Careme's meteoric rise from orphan of the French Revolution to international celebrity, and provides a dramatic below-stairs perspective on one of the most momentous, and sensuous, periods of European history - First Empire Paris, Georgian England, and the Russia of War and Peace.

Careme had an unfailng ability to cook for the right people in the right place at the right time. If, as his colleague Brillat-Savarin had it, 'we are what we eat', then he knew the great men and women of his era better than any. He knew the favourite dishes of George IV, the Rothschilds and the Romanovs; he knew Napoleon's fast-food requirements, why Empress Josephine suffered halitosis, and how to curry favour with the 'Prince of Whales'.

Category: Food & Drink
ISBN: 9781904095934
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Short Books
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Cookery / food & drink etc