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The culinarians : lives and careers from the first age of American fine dining, David S. Shields

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The culinarians : lives and careers from the first age of American fine dining
Title
The culinarians
Title remainder
lives and careers from the first age of American fine dining
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David S. Shields
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Language
eng
Summary
He presided over Virginia's great political barbeques for the last half of the nineteenth century, taught the young Prince of Wales to crave mint juleps in 1859, catered to Virginia's mountain spas, and fed two generations of Richmond epicures with terrapin and turkey. This fascinating culinarian is John Dabney (1821-1900), who was born a slave, but later built an enterprising catering business. Dabney is just one of 175 influential cooks and restaurateurs profiled by David S. Shields in The Culinarians, a beautifully produced biographical reference book on the rise of professional cooking in America from the early republic to Prohibition. Shields's concise biographies include the legendary Julien, founder in 1793 of America's first restaurant, Boston's Restorator; and Louis Diat and Oscar of the Waldorf, the men most responsible for keeping the ideal of fine dining alive between the World Wars. Though many of the gastronomic pioneers gathered here are less well-known, their diverse influence on American dining should not be overlooked--plus, their stories are truly entertaining. We meet an African American oyster dealer who became the Congressional caterer, and thus, powerful broker of political patronage; a French chef who was a culinary savant of vegetables and drove the rise of California cuisine in the 1870s; and a rotund Philadelphia confectioner who prevailed in a culinary contest with a rival in New York by staging what many believed the greatest American meal of the nineteenth century (he later grew wealthy selling ice cream to the masses). Shields also introduces us to a French chef who brought haute cuisine to wealthy prospectors and a black restaurateur who hosted a reconciliation dinner for black and white citizens at the close of the Civil War in Charleston. Altogether, Culinarians is a delightful compendium of charcuterie-makers, pastry-pipers, caterers, railroad chefs, and cooking school matrons--not to mention drunks, temperance converts, and gangsters--who all had a hand in creating the first age of American fine dining and its legacy of conviviality and innovation that continues today
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, David S.
Dewey number
641.5092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.A1
LC item number
S54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooks
  • Restaurateurs
  • Cooking
  • Restaurants
Target audience
adult
Label
The culinarians : lives and careers from the first age of American fine dining, David S. Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A biographical reference book about two hundred of the most influential cooks and restaurateurs from 1790 to 1919"--Publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • François-Winceslas Pelletier
  • 190
  • Louis Schultz
  • 193
  • Pierre Trapet
  • 195
  • James Wormley
  • 197
  • Pierre Blot
  • 201
  • James Prosser
  • John Dabney
  • 204
  • August Louis Sieghortner
  • 207
  • Gustave Feraud
  • 208
  • James H. W. Huckins
  • 211
  • William Vollmer
  • 214
  • 39
  • Augustin François Anezin
  • 216
  • George M. Adroene
  • 218
  • Emanuel Pierre Bret
  • 221
  • Fritz Huppenbauer
  • 222
  • John Burroughs Drake
  • 224
  • William Sykes
  • Jean-Georges Tottilhon
  • 228
  • John A. Gray Sr.
  • 230
  • John Ludin
  • 232
  • George Speck Crum
  • 236
  • Louisa Drouilhat
  • 239
  • 44
  • John Gaston
  • 241
  • Joseph Baptiste Peyroux
  • 244
  • Thomas R. Tully
  • 247
  • Anthony Astredo
  • 251
  • George T. Downing
  • 253
  • Frederick Rouillard
  • Emile Gerot
  • 257
  • Mohican Hill
  • 260
  • Lew Boman
  • 261
  • Third Era 1865 to 1885: The French Hegemony and the Nationalist Reaction
  • Jules Arthur Harder
  • 267
  • Elizabeth Kettenring Bégué
  • 49
  • 270
  • Francesco Martinelli
  • 273
  • John Michels
  • 275
  • Lexius Henson
  • 276
  • George E. Johnston
  • 279
  • Dominico Paretti
  • Joseph Boulanger
  • 284
  • Felix J. Déliée
  • 286
  • Edward Schelcher
  • 288
  • Nunzio Finelli
  • 290
  • Jessup Whitehead
  • 292
  • Fred Harvey
  • 54
  • 295
  • Eugene Laperruque
  • 299
  • Nellie Murray
  • 304
  • Wong Ah Cheok
  • 307
  • Anthony Edward Faust
  • 309
  • Sophie Dorn Flêche (Madame Eugène)
  • Eliza Leslia
  • 313
  • Henri Mouquin
  • 315
  • Charles Ranhofer
  • 319
  • Francis J. Kinzler
  • 326
  • Gustave "Gus" Jaubert
  • 329
  • Eugene Mehl
  • First Era 1790 to 1835: The Restaurant, the Coffeehouse, and the Oyster Cellar
  • 56
  • 332
  • John W. Conway
  • 335
  • Victor Dol
  • 337
  • Magdalena "Lena" Frey Fabacher
  • 340
  • George W. Harvey
  • 343
  • Emeline Jones
  • William Niblo
  • 345
  • Frederic Mergenthaler
  • 350
  • Agnes Moody
  • 353
  • Joseph Seyl
  • 356
  • Auguste Valadon
  • 359
  • Fernand Fere
  • 61
  • 361
  • Maria Parloa
  • 365
  • Gilded Age 1885 to 1919: Fame and the Master Chef
  • Charles E. Rector
  • 373
  • Edward Charbulak
  • 376
  • Louis Charles Fleury Lallouette
  • 378
  • William Walker
  • Louise Volkmann
  • 380
  • Frank Xavier Mivelaz and Louis L. Mivelaz
  • 383
  • Gustav Nouvel
  • 385
  • Benjamin Franklin Sims
  • 388
  • William G. Barron
  • 390
  • 65
  • Joseph Pio Campazzi
  • 394
  • "Harry" Lee King
  • 398
  • Jeanne Marie Buisson Esparbe
  • 400
  • Alessandro Filippini
  • 403
  • Louis F. Mazzetti
  • 407
  • Thomas Downing
  • Sarah Tyson Rorer
  • 408
  • Jules Chatain
  • 410
  • Emil Hederer
  • 412
  • Urban Sobra
  • 416
  • Adrien Tenu
  • 419
  • 67
  • Valere Braquehais
  • 422
  • Jean Roth
  • 425
  • Charles Henry Smiley
  • 426
  • Frederick Compagnon
  • 428
  • Jose Gestal
  • 430
  • Alexander "Sandy" Welsh
  • Julew Weber
  • 432
  • Paul Gilardoni
  • 434
  • Augustino G. Ferera
  • 436
  • Louis Sherry
  • 438
  • Jean Galatoire
  • 444
  • 71
  • August Lüchow
  • 446
  • Rufus Estes
  • 449
  • Prosper Grevillot
  • 452
  • Pierre Borel
  • 455
  • Zenophon Kuzmier
  • 457
  • John Weller
  • François Sartre
  • 460
  • Betty Lyles Wilson
  • 462
  • Charles Crist Delmonico
  • 465
  • J. Valentine Seitz
  • 469
  • Leon Surdez
  • 470
  • "Julien" (Jean Baptiste Gilbert Payplat)
  • 75
  • Fernand Alciatore Sr.
  • 473
  • Gustave F. M. Beraud
  • 476
  • Joseoh Coppa
  • 481
  • Jules Louis Alciatore
  • 485
  • Mary Anastasia Wilson
  • 489
  • Joseph Letourno
  • Herman J. Berghaus
  • 491
  • Louis C. Billote
  • 492
  • Adrian Delvaux
  • 493
  • Oscar Tschirky
  • 496
  • John Young
  • 499
  • 77
  • Emile Bailly
  • 500
  • Eugene Habisreutinger
  • 503
  • Jose Sanroman
  • 506
  • Henry C. Dousseau
  • 508
  • Pierre Buisson`509
  • Henri D. Fouilloux
  • Edward Windust and Sarah E. Windust
  • 512
  • Walter George
  • 514
  • Jacques Lescarboura
  • 516
  • Lee Chit
  • 519
  • Emile Burgermeister
  • 521
  • Der Doo
  • 80
  • 523
  • Victor Hirtzler
  • 526
  • Louis Calixte Lalanne
  • 529
  • Jules Dauviller
  • 532
  • Emil C. Altorfer
  • 534
  • Edouard Panchard
  • Eliza Seymour Lee
  • 536
  • Louis Paquet
  • 539
  • Louis Diat
  • 542
  • 84
  • Isaiah Le Count
  • 89
  • John Wright
  • 25
  • 90
  • Harvey D. Parker
  • 93
  • Lucretia Bourquin
  • 98
  • Robert Manners
  • 100
  • Lorenzo Delmonico
  • 102
  • Victor LeFort
  • Othello Pollard
  • 107
  • Lucien Boudro
  • 109
  • Second Era 1835 to 1865: The Great Hotel, the Saloon, and the Black Caterer
  • Louis Galabran
  • 117
  • Edward Marchand
  • 119
  • Miguel Brisolara
  • 121
  • 29
  • Nat Fukker
  • 122
  • Charles Gautier
  • 131
  • Victor Martin
  • 134
  • Antoine Alciatore
  • 137
  • John Galpin
  • 139
  • Stephen Simonet
  • Cary B. Moon
  • 141
  • Joshua B. Smith
  • 145
  • Sam Ward
  • 149
  • Baptiste Moreau
  • 153
  • Balthazar Roth
  • 155
  • 33
  • James Augustin
  • 158
  • Orra A. Taft
  • 159
  • Walter H. Van Rensselaer
  • 162
  • David Canter
  • 165
  • James Wood Parkinson
  • 169
  • Ann Poppleton
  • Antonio Sivori
  • 176
  • James P. M. Stetson
  • 179
  • Charles Ignatius Pfaff
  • 184
  • Henry Jakes II
  • 187
  • Frozine Madrid
  • 189
Control code
ocn975487323
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 564 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226406893
Lccn
2017028446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
641.5092 SH61 ; XX-N ; [A17BP177, #8, 4@45.00, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 975487323
  • (OCoLC)975487323
Label
The culinarians : lives and careers from the first age of American fine dining, David S. Shields
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A biographical reference book about two hundred of the most influential cooks and restaurateurs from 1790 to 1919"--Publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • François-Winceslas Pelletier
  • 190
  • Louis Schultz
  • 193
  • Pierre Trapet
  • 195
  • James Wormley
  • 197
  • Pierre Blot
  • 201
  • James Prosser
  • John Dabney
  • 204
  • August Louis Sieghortner
  • 207
  • Gustave Feraud
  • 208
  • James H. W. Huckins
  • 211
  • William Vollmer
  • 214
  • 39
  • Augustin François Anezin
  • 216
  • George M. Adroene
  • 218
  • Emanuel Pierre Bret
  • 221
  • Fritz Huppenbauer
  • 222
  • John Burroughs Drake
  • 224
  • William Sykes
  • Jean-Georges Tottilhon
  • 228
  • John A. Gray Sr.
  • 230
  • John Ludin
  • 232
  • George Speck Crum
  • 236
  • Louisa Drouilhat
  • 239
  • 44
  • John Gaston
  • 241
  • Joseph Baptiste Peyroux
  • 244
  • Thomas R. Tully
  • 247
  • Anthony Astredo
  • 251
  • George T. Downing
  • 253
  • Frederick Rouillard
  • Emile Gerot
  • 257
  • Mohican Hill
  • 260
  • Lew Boman
  • 261
  • Third Era 1865 to 1885: The French Hegemony and the Nationalist Reaction
  • Jules Arthur Harder
  • 267
  • Elizabeth Kettenring Bégué
  • 49
  • 270
  • Francesco Martinelli
  • 273
  • John Michels
  • 275
  • Lexius Henson
  • 276
  • George E. Johnston
  • 279
  • Dominico Paretti
  • Joseph Boulanger
  • 284
  • Felix J. Déliée
  • 286
  • Edward Schelcher
  • 288
  • Nunzio Finelli
  • 290
  • Jessup Whitehead
  • 292
  • Fred Harvey
  • 54
  • 295
  • Eugene Laperruque
  • 299
  • Nellie Murray
  • 304
  • Wong Ah Cheok
  • 307
  • Anthony Edward Faust
  • 309
  • Sophie Dorn Flêche (Madame Eugène)
  • Eliza Leslia
  • 313
  • Henri Mouquin
  • 315
  • Charles Ranhofer
  • 319
  • Francis J. Kinzler
  • 326
  • Gustave "Gus" Jaubert
  • 329
  • Eugene Mehl
  • First Era 1790 to 1835: The Restaurant, the Coffeehouse, and the Oyster Cellar
  • 56
  • 332
  • John W. Conway
  • 335
  • Victor Dol
  • 337
  • Magdalena "Lena" Frey Fabacher
  • 340
  • George W. Harvey
  • 343
  • Emeline Jones
  • William Niblo
  • 345
  • Frederic Mergenthaler
  • 350
  • Agnes Moody
  • 353
  • Joseph Seyl
  • 356
  • Auguste Valadon
  • 359
  • Fernand Fere
  • 61
  • 361
  • Maria Parloa
  • 365
  • Gilded Age 1885 to 1919: Fame and the Master Chef
  • Charles E. Rector
  • 373
  • Edward Charbulak
  • 376
  • Louis Charles Fleury Lallouette
  • 378
  • William Walker
  • Louise Volkmann
  • 380
  • Frank Xavier Mivelaz and Louis L. Mivelaz
  • 383
  • Gustav Nouvel
  • 385
  • Benjamin Franklin Sims
  • 388
  • William G. Barron
  • 390
  • 65
  • Joseph Pio Campazzi
  • 394
  • "Harry" Lee King
  • 398
  • Jeanne Marie Buisson Esparbe
  • 400
  • Alessandro Filippini
  • 403
  • Louis F. Mazzetti
  • 407
  • Thomas Downing
  • Sarah Tyson Rorer
  • 408
  • Jules Chatain
  • 410
  • Emil Hederer
  • 412
  • Urban Sobra
  • 416
  • Adrien Tenu
  • 419
  • 67
  • Valere Braquehais
  • 422
  • Jean Roth
  • 425
  • Charles Henry Smiley
  • 426
  • Frederick Compagnon
  • 428
  • Jose Gestal
  • 430
  • Alexander "Sandy" Welsh
  • Julew Weber
  • 432
  • Paul Gilardoni
  • 434
  • Augustino G. Ferera
  • 436
  • Louis Sherry
  • 438
  • Jean Galatoire
  • 444
  • 71
  • August Lüchow
  • 446
  • Rufus Estes
  • 449
  • Prosper Grevillot
  • 452
  • Pierre Borel
  • 455
  • Zenophon Kuzmier
  • 457
  • John Weller
  • François Sartre
  • 460
  • Betty Lyles Wilson
  • 462
  • Charles Crist Delmonico
  • 465
  • J. Valentine Seitz
  • 469
  • Leon Surdez
  • 470
  • "Julien" (Jean Baptiste Gilbert Payplat)
  • 75
  • Fernand Alciatore Sr.
  • 473
  • Gustave F. M. Beraud
  • 476
  • Joseoh Coppa
  • 481
  • Jules Louis Alciatore
  • 485
  • Mary Anastasia Wilson
  • 489
  • Joseph Letourno
  • Herman J. Berghaus
  • 491
  • Louis C. Billote
  • 492
  • Adrian Delvaux
  • 493
  • Oscar Tschirky
  • 496
  • John Young
  • 499
  • 77
  • Emile Bailly
  • 500
  • Eugene Habisreutinger
  • 503
  • Jose Sanroman
  • 506
  • Henry C. Dousseau
  • 508
  • Pierre Buisson`509
  • Henri D. Fouilloux
  • Edward Windust and Sarah E. Windust
  • 512
  • Walter George
  • 514
  • Jacques Lescarboura
  • 516
  • Lee Chit
  • 519
  • Emile Burgermeister
  • 521
  • Der Doo
  • 80
  • 523
  • Victor Hirtzler
  • 526
  • Louis Calixte Lalanne
  • 529
  • Jules Dauviller
  • 532
  • Emil C. Altorfer
  • 534
  • Edouard Panchard
  • Eliza Seymour Lee
  • 536
  • Louis Paquet
  • 539
  • Louis Diat
  • 542
  • 84
  • Isaiah Le Count
  • 89
  • John Wright
  • 25
  • 90
  • Harvey D. Parker
  • 93
  • Lucretia Bourquin
  • 98
  • Robert Manners
  • 100
  • Lorenzo Delmonico
  • 102
  • Victor LeFort
  • Othello Pollard
  • 107
  • Lucien Boudro
  • 109
  • Second Era 1835 to 1865: The Great Hotel, the Saloon, and the Black Caterer
  • Louis Galabran
  • 117
  • Edward Marchand
  • 119
  • Miguel Brisolara
  • 121
  • 29
  • Nat Fukker
  • 122
  • Charles Gautier
  • 131
  • Victor Martin
  • 134
  • Antoine Alciatore
  • 137
  • John Galpin
  • 139
  • Stephen Simonet
  • Cary B. Moon
  • 141
  • Joshua B. Smith
  • 145
  • Sam Ward
  • 149
  • Baptiste Moreau
  • 153
  • Balthazar Roth
  • 155
  • 33
  • James Augustin
  • 158
  • Orra A. Taft
  • 159
  • Walter H. Van Rensselaer
  • 162
  • David Canter
  • 165
  • James Wood Parkinson
  • 169
  • Ann Poppleton
  • Antonio Sivori
  • 176
  • James P. M. Stetson
  • 179
  • Charles Ignatius Pfaff
  • 184
  • Henry Jakes II
  • 187
  • Frozine Madrid
  • 189
Control code
ocn975487323
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 564 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226406893
Lccn
2017028446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
641.5092 SH61 ; XX-N ; [A17BP177, #8, 4@45.00, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 975487323
  • (OCoLC)975487323

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