La Varenne's Cookery: the French Cook, the French Pastry Chef, the French Con...

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La Varenne's Cookery: the French Cook, the French Pastry Chef, the French Con...

by Francois Pierre De La Varenne

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ISBN - 13:9781903018415

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These three books by François Pierre de la Varenne (c. 1615?1678), who was chef to the Marquis d''Uxelles, are the most important French cookery books of the seventeenth century. It was the first French cookery book of any substance since Le Viandier almost 300 years before, and it ran to thirty editions in 75 years. The reason for its success was simply; it was the first book to record and embody the immense advances which French cooking had made, largely under the influenceof Italy and the Renaissance, since the fifteenth century. Some characteristics of medieval cookery are still visible, but many have disappeared. New World ingredients make their entrance. A surprising number of recipes for dishes still made in modern times (omelettes, beignets, even pumpkin pie) are given. The watershed from medieval to modern times is being crossed under our eyes in La Varenne''s pages. So important was this book that English cooks of the time immediately bought copies and one (anonymous) even translated it into English in the middle of the Puritan rule of Oliver Cromwell.

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La Varenne's Cookery: the French Cook, the French Pastry Chef, the French Confectioner

by Francois Pierre La Varenne

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2006. Hardcover. The French Cook, the French Pastry Chef, the French Confectioner. 655 pages, 1 black & white illustration. Includes characteristics of medieval cookery, as well as new world ingredients. The watershed from medieval to modern times is crossed in La Varenne's pages. This title presents three important cookery books of the seventeenth century combined in a single volume. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DDF; HBTB; WBN. Dimension: 254 x 186 x 66. Weight: 1328. Translator(s): Scully, Terence......We ship daily from our warehouse. Over 350, 000 customers served online! Our feedback reflects our service....'Quick delivery and book was exactly as described', 'Great service-thank you! '

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