Auguste Escoffier

Auguste Escoffier was born in the Cote d'Azure village of Villeneuve-Loubet in 1846. When he was only 13 he moved to Nice to work in his uncle's restaurant and that remained his profession for the rest of his career.

He teamed up with Cesar Ritz to improve the quality of restaurant food in up-market hotels and this lead to the internationalisation of hotel food.

His 1903 publication, Le Guide Culinaire was a breakthrough in the publication of recipe books with exact measurements being given for most ingredients.

He reached celebrity status in Europe and the United States especially by inventing new dishes for famous people such as opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.

He died in Monte Carlo in 1935 but his books will live forever.

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Le Guide Culinaire

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