Lent (Antonin): Marie-Antoine Carême (dit Antonin) is a French chef and pastry chef (Paris 1784 - idem 1833). Known as "the king of chiefs and the chief of kings", he is the first to bear this designation of "chief". A precocious practitioner and eminent representative of the French concept of haute cuisine, he is considered the founder of this grandiose style, sought after by both royal courts and the nouveau riche of Paris. He was one of the first chefs to ...
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