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Soyer, Alexis, 1809-1858; Volant, F; Warren, J. R; University of Leeds. Preface by F. Volant, . This material has been provided by The University of Leeds Library. The original may be consulted at The University of Leeds Library.
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Memoirs of Alexis Soyer. With Unpublished Receipts and Odds and Ends of Gastronomy. Perhaps the first celebrity chef, Alexis Soyer (1810–58) was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who nonetheless took his profession very seriously. Following his death, his secretaries François Volant and James Warren published this anecdotal and admiring biography in 1859, together with recipes and other cookery writings.
by F. Volant & . . Published by Rottingdean, Sussex : Cooks Books, 1985.
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Several of his highly popular cookery books have been reissued in this series. Following his death, his secretaries Francois Volant and James Warren published this anecdotal and admiring biography in 1859, together with recipes and other cookery writings.
Soyer wrote a number of books about cooking, possibly with assistance. Memoirs of Alexis Soyer: With Unpublished Receipts and Odds and Ends of Gastronomy. His 1854 book A Shilling Cookery for the People was a recipe book for ordinary people who could not afford elaborate kitchen utensils or large amounts of exotic ingredients. During the Crimean War, Soyer joined the troops at his own expense to advise the army on cooking. Later he was paid his expenses and wages equivalent to those of a Brigadier-General. He reorganized the provisioning of the army hospitals. ent & Co. p. 6. ^ "NPG D6822; Alexis Benoît Soyer".
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Soyer wrote many books on the culinary art. Of his ‘Gastronomic Regenerator, a simplified and new system of Cookery’ . Volant and Warren's Memoirs of A. Soyer, 1858, with portrait; Fagan's Reform Club, 1887, pp. 64–9, 77–9, with portrait; Sala's Things I have seen, 1894, i. 12–17, 101, ii. Of his ‘Gastronomic Regenerator, a simplified and new system of Cookery’ (1846), two thousand copies at a guinea each were sold. It contained plans and drawings of kitchens, from the matchless establishment of the Reform Club to a cottage cooking-place. 240–9; Punch, 9 Jan. 1847, p. 14; Harper's Mag.