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COOKERY SOYER (ALEXIS) Soyer's Culinary Campaign. Being Historical Reminiscences of the Late War with the Plain Art of Cookery for Military and Civil Instructions, the Army, the Navy, Public, Etc.
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SOYER (ALEXIS) Soyer's Culinary Campaign. Being Historical Reminiscences of the Late War with the Plain Art of Cookery for Military and Civil Instructions, the Army, the Navy, Public, Etc., first edition, engraved portrait, additional pictorial title and 7 plates, illustrations, library stamp of "Torquay Natural History Society" on title, publisher's blue pictorial cloth gilt, spine repaired [Bitting, p.444], 8vo, G. Routledge, 1857

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  • Alexis Soyer, the forerunner of Isabella Beeton in his popular cookery books, offered his service to advise on cooking for the army engaged in the Crimean war, twice visiting Balaclava where he worked with Florence Nightingale in reorganising the victualling of the hospitals there. In addition to recipes for army life Soyer adds 80 "Bill of fare for London suppers", and menus "for the Needy."
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