On February 12, 1935 Auguste Escoffier died. Auguste Escoffier was a celebrated French chef during his time and helped to modernize traditional French cooking techniques. He adapted and simplified haute cuisine, recorded and invented hundreds of recipes, and organized the way a kitchen is run. Before Escoffier, chefs were known for brutal drunken rudeness, but he single handedly elevated the profession of chef to that of a respected position. Escoffier helped open the famed Hotel Ritz in Paris where he introduced the a la carte menu. and was consider the "Emperor of Chefs." In homage to Escoffier and his great presence in the culinary world, I have found a recipe for one of his creations: peach melba, so read more
On February 12, 1935 Auguste Escoffier died.