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September 30, 2022

S5:E4 – Charles Elmé Francatelli

Show Notes

Eleanor and Courtney discuss the life of cookery revolutionary, Charles Elmé Francatelli.

Transcript here.


Charles Elmé Francatelli. A Plain Cookery Book For The Working Classes. London: Bosworth and Harrison, 1867 —.The Cook's Guide And Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant : A Practical Treatise On English And Foreign Cookery In All Its Branches, Containing Plain Instructions For Pickling And Preserving Vegetables, Fruits, Game, &C, The Curing Of Hams And Bacon, The Art Of Confectionery And Ice-Making, And The Arrangement Of Desserts, With Valuable Directions For The Preparation Of Proper Diet For Invalids, Also For A Variety Of Wine-Cups And Epicurean Salads, American Drinks, And Summer Beverages. London: Bentley, 1865 —. The Modern Cook; A Practical Guide To The Culinary Art In All Its Branches: Comprising, In Addition To English Cookery, The Most Approved And Recherché Systems Of French, Italian, And German Cookery; Adapted As Well For The Largest Establishments As For The Use Of Private Families. London: Bentley, 1877 (25th edition). —. Popular cookery: being a reprint of a pamphlet entitled, "Cookery for the Lancashire operatives, " gratuitously circulated during the cotton famine, in 1863. By an Englishman. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co, 1871. —. The Royal Confectioner, English And Foreign: A Practical Treatise On The Art Of Confectionary In All Its Branches, Comprising Ornamental Confectionary Artistically Developed ... Also, The Art Of Ice-Making, And The Arrangement And General Economy Of Fashionable Desserts. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874 Lauren Gilbert. Cook at Buckingham Palace: Charles Elme' Francatelli. Catherine Gore (as Albany Poyntz). ‘The French Cook’. Bentley’s Miscellany Jan 1 1842, pp. 606-13 Patricia Bixler Reber. Queen Victoria's chef Charles Elme Francatelli. Colin Smythe. Charles Elmé Francatelli, Crockford’s, and the Royal Connection. Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Encyclopaedia of Kitchen History. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2004 Henry Turner Waddy. The Devonshire Club and Crockford’s London: E. Nash, 1919

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