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    DescriptionThe flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer was the most renowned chef in Victorian England. This is his colourful account of his time at the front in the Crimean War, where he joined British troops in order to improve the quality of the food they were eating. Divulging the secrets of preparing stew for 1000 soldiers, sharing sweetmeats with a Turkish Pacha, and teaching a Highland regiment to cook with his pioneering gas-fuelled 'field stove' that would be used by armies up until the Second World War, Soyer gives a vividly enjoyable lesson in making a little go a long way.


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    Title
    The Chef at War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexis Soyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241950913
    ISBN 10: 0241950910
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL, 3JH
    Thema V1.0: WB, NHWR
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in France, Alexis Soyer (1810-1858) is a celebrated chef and kitchen innovator. He became the first chef at the Reform Club, London where he instituted many innovations in the Club kitchens, including cooking with gas, using refrigerators cooled by cold water and ovens with adjustable temperatures. His kitchens were so famous, they were opened for tours and his 'Lamb Cutlets Reform' still feature on the menu at the Club today. Later on in his life, Soyer campaigned for better food, setting up soup kitchens in Ireland during the potato famine and offering his services to British soldiers during the Crimean War, training chefs, organising provisions and using his own invention, the Soyer stove (a portable stove) in the field to cater for troops.