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Shaw, Timothy

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ISBN 10: 0865659567 / ISBN 13: 9780865659568
Published by Vendome Press, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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168pp. Hardback, DJ has few minor surface scratches on front cover, index, b&w and color photos and illustrations, Biography of world famous chef Auguste Escoffier, Bookseller Inventory # w130414771

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Publisher: Vendome Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Timothy Shaw traces Escoffier's career from the early miseries of apprenticeship to being made chef de cuisine and finally becoming an international celebrity. He never loses sight of the great chef's compassion, charm and originality of approach. The diminutive, frock-coated figure with the famous moustache was not only the inventor of the first Peche Melba and the author of Le Guide Culinaire, he also strove to improve the status and surroundings of the ordinary working cook. It is for this, as much as for his purely culinary achievements, that Escoffier is still remembered and admired today.


This biography of the famous world chef will likely be pursued only by dedicated cooks; but such an audience will appreciate Escoffier’s contribution to the role of the chef, considering the many revolutionary changes he fostered and including plenty of history of Escoffier’s times. An enlightening, fun history read. Vegetarian Table: France Georgeanne Brennan Chronicle Books 0-8118-0474-7 $19. -- Midwest Book Review

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