Auguste Escoffier

1847 - 1935

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Georges Auguste Escoffier (French: [ʒɔʁʒ oɡyst ɛskɔfje]; 28 October 1846 – 12 February 1935) was a French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. Much of Escoffier's technique was based on that of Marie-Antoine Carême, one of the codifiers of French haute cuisine; Escoffier's achievement was to simplify and modernize Carême's elaborate and ornate style. In particular, he codified the recipes for the five mother sauces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Escoffier has received more than 1,668,577 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Auguste Escoffier is the 442nd most popular writer (down from 374th in 2019), the 524th most popular biography from France (down from 432nd in 2019) and the 78th most popular French Writer.

Auguste Escoffier is most famous for being the founder of French haute cuisine. He was a chef and restaurateur who published a cookbook called "Le Guide Culinaire" in 1903.

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Illustrated Escoffier
Ma cuisine
Cookery, French
He was the "King of Chefs and Chef of Kings," doyen of haute cuisine, one of the founders of London's famed Savoy Hotel, and probably the greatest cook of all time: Auguste Escoffier occupied an unchallenged position in the realm of gastronomy. This collection of incomparable recipes--classic soups, sauces, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry, game, sandwiches, salads, vegetables, sweets, jams, and beverages--reflects a lifetime of skill and experience. Among the sublime tastes elegantly presented here: a Chicken Veloute Sauce with Cream; Sole Poached in White Wine, Butter, and Tomatoes; Hot Lobster Mousse; Fillet of Beef with Truffles and Madeira; Potatoes Nana; Chestnut Croquettes; and Meringue with Custard Cream. Introduction by the distinguished founder of the International Wine & Food Society.
A Guide to Modern Cookery
A guide to modern cookery
Guide culinaire
Souvenirs inédits

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Over the past year Auguste Escoffier has had the most page views in the with 238,368 views, followed by French (109,256), and Spanish (57,266). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Macedonian (2,195.00%), Piedmontese (108.22%), and West Frisian (86.88%)


Among writers, Auguste Escoffier ranks 442 out of 7,302Before him are Kurt Vonnegut, Louis Aragon, André Maurois, Meera, Lysias, and Giacomo Leopardi. After him are Propertius, Rudaki, Fausto Cercignani, Comte de Lautréamont, Ammianus Marcellinus, and Karl Barth.

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Among people born in 1847, Auguste Escoffier ranks 8Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, and Jesse James. After him are Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Max Liebermann, and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1935, Auguste Escoffier ranks 15Before him are Arthur Henderson, Alban Berg, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Victor Grignard, Charles Richet, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Henri Barbusse, Paul Dukas, and Hugo de Vries.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 524 out of 6,770Before him are Jacques Le Goff (1924), Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Childebert I (497), Roger I of Sicily (1031), and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747). After him are Victor Grignard (1871), Allan Kardec (1804), Richard Clayderman (1953), Charles Richet (1850), Hilary of Poitiers (315), and Joseph Joffre (1852).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 78Before him are Alfred de Musset (1810), Patrick Modiano (1945), William of Rubruck (1220), Hector Malot (1830), Louis Aragon (1897), and André Maurois (1885). After him are Boris Vian (1920), Jacques Hébert (1757), Héloïse (1101), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Jules Michelet (1798), and Louise de La Vallière (1644).