All Posts Tagged With: "francois pierre de la varenne"

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Fathers of French Cuisine – Careme

He was abandoned on a doorstep at the height of the French Revolution. Though seemingly without prospects or hope, Antonin Careme would grow up to be called “The King of Chefs  and “The Chef to Kings.” Careme’s incredible good fortune, some might say “destiny”, began with the doorstep on which he landed. It belonged to […]

12Nov2010 | | 29 comments | Continued
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Fathers of French Cuisine – La Varenne

While it’s tempting to call him the “Father” of French Cusine, in reality, Francois Pierre de la Varenne, was one of three Fathers to the great art. The other two being Antoine Careme and Auguste Escoffier. But it was La Varenne, who was first out of the gate. A rebel. An insurgent. Tilting against the […]

7Nov2010 | | 23 comments | Continued