Marie Antonin Carême
Marie Antonin Carême (1783-1833), often called
the father of French cuisine, was one of the most prolific food writers
of the 19th century. During his long career, he was chef for
Talleyrand, Czar Alexander I, George IV, and Baron Rothschild. Carême
codified the four primary families of French sauces that form the basis
of classic French cooking to this dayespagnole, vélouté,
allemande, and béchamel. Thanks to Carêmes books, French
chefs working at home and abroad had a basic, shared vocabulary to refer
to in their cooking.
LArt de la Cuisine Français au Dix-Neuvième
Siècle is an exhaustive survey of classic French cooking. Published
near the end of Carêmes career as a master pâtissier
and chef, the three-volume work was completed after his death by his friend
and colleague Armand Plumerey.
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Marie Antonin Carême. L'Art de la Cuisine Française
au Dix-Neuviême Siêcle. Paris: L'auteur, 1833-1844.
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