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Author Charpentier, Henri, 1880-1961, author.

Title Life a la Henri [electronic resource] : Being the Memories of Henri Charpentier / Henri Charpentier.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Muriwai Books, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (236 pages)
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Series The Modern Library food series
Modern Library food.
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary Life à la Henri is the delightful memoir-with-recipes of Henri Charpentier, the world's first celebrity chef. First published in 1934, the book traces Henri's career from his days as a scrap of a bellboy on the French Riviera and a quick-witted apprentice in a three-star kitchen (when he invented crêpe suzette) to his sailing for New York to open his renowned namesake restaurants that introduced many to the glories of haute cuisine. Life à la Henri is a memorable portrait of a top-flight restaurant kitchen, and is food writing of surpassing charm and taste. "In this book of memories ... [Henri] Charpentier mingles skilfully and delightfully the philosophy of life and the art of cooking, reminiscences and recipes." -- The New York Times Book Review "unique blend of success story, food history, romance, and sheer magic" -- Kirkus Reviews "thoroughly old-school" -- Publishers Weekly "devastating Gallic charm" -- Los Angeles Magazine.
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Subject Charpentier, Henri, 1880-1961.
Cooking, French.
Cooks -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Sparkes, Boyden, 1890-1954.
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Other Form: Other version: Charpentier, Henri, 1880-1961. Life à la Henri. New York : Modern Library, 2001. 0375756922 00060956
ISBN 9781789121445 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781789121445

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