This book is an account of history‚Äôs most forgotten cooks, from chefs Louis Eustache Ude, Charles Francatelli and Alexis Soyer, to American cooks. It includes Hercules, George Washington‚Äôs black enslaved American chef, George Speck, credited with the invention of the potato chip, Fannie Merritt Farmer of the Boston Cooking-School Cookbook fame, Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico‚Äôs, New York, and Amelia Simmons whose American Cookery is the first cookbook on American culture in the kitchen, including the first ‚Äòkoekje‚Äô or ‚Äòcookie‚Äô recipe.
Emma Kayis the author of two previous books, Dining with the Georgians (2014) and Dining with the Victorians(2015).
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