Friday, August 31, 2012

Quote of the Day: Marie-Antoine Carême-King of Chefs

Marie Antoine (Antonin[1]) Carême (pronounced: [maʁi ɑ̃twan kaʁɛm]) (8 June 1784–12 January 1833), known as the "King of Chefs, and the Chef of Kings"was an early practitioner and exponent of the elaborate style of cooking known as haute cuisine the "high art" of French cooking: a grandiose style of cookery favored by both international royalty and by the newly rich of Paris. Carême is often considered as one of the first internationally renowned celebrity chefs.

Quote:" When we no longer have good cooking in the world,we will have no literature,nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings,nor social harmony" 

Extract Courtesy of:Larousse Gastronomique Version 1961 my book of learning to become a Chef! 
Care^me prefaced his own formulation of modern menus with a treatise on ancient cookery which required a great deal of research and which bears witnessed to a devoted passion for his profession.
There is nothing stranger as a menu of a dinner unearthed by Care^me which was served in 1745 to Louis XV by He^liot,the Dauphine's 'deceyur ordinaire de la bouche'.This dinner consisted entirely of beef!From the ungarnished soup made with shin of beef to the brain fritters served with lemon juice,nothing but this common-or-garden animal featured on the monarch's table.Care^me recalls that one of the Marshall Davoust's cooks prepared a dinner consisting entirely of horse-meat, during the long siege of Hamburg,of which Davoust was the governor.But he adds that necessity forced him to pass,for which he deserved praise,whereas the Dauphine's chef,author of deplorable menu,was merely an ignorant and mediocre person.
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