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 1,255,854 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Auguste Escoffier is the 374th most popular writer (up from 475th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from France (up from 543rd in 2019) and the 66th 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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Among writers, Auguste Escoffier ranks 374 out of 5,794Before him are John Galsworthy, Heinrich Mann, Joseph Roth, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Jorge Amado. After him are Paul Auster, Richard Bach, Hector Malot, Jami, Henning Mankell, and Beatrix Potter.

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Among people born in 1847, Auguste Escoffier ranks 7Before him are Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Jesse James, and Maria Feodorovna. After him are Otto Wallach, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Georges Sorel, and Max Liebermann. Among people deceased in 1935, Auguste Escoffier ranks 12Before him are Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, Józef Piłsudski, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, and Astrid of Sweden. After him are André Citroën, Carlos Gardel, Charles Richet, Henri Barbusse, Paul Dukas, and Victor Grignard.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 413 out of 5,234Before him are Robert I of France (860), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Charles Le Brun (1619), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Pierre Laval (1883), and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845). After him are Avitus (395), Giambologna (1529), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Hector Malot (1830), and Théodore Rousseau (1812).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 66Before him are Théophile Gautier (1811), Jean Genet (1910), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), and Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627). After him are Hector Malot (1830), Patrick Modiano (1945), Paul Éluard (1895), Georges Bataille (1897), Louise de La Vallière (1644), and Maurice Leblanc (1864).