Preface; Introduction; 1. His early life; 2. Soyer's arrival in England; 3. Madame Soyer's biography; 4. The Reform Club; 5. Death of Madame Soyer; 6. Soyer a widower; 7. M. Soyer resumes his post at the Reform Club; 8. Soyer's peculiarities; 9. Soyer in his zenith; 10. Bouquet of game; 11. Soyer's departure for Ireland; 12. His first sauce; 13. The Modern Housewife; 14. Farewell to the Reform Club; 15. Soyer's return to London; 16. Soyer's symposium; 17. More discoveries; 18. The last stage; Addenda.
An 1859 anecdotal biography, including recipes, of Alexis Soyer (1810-58), arguably the greatest chef of the nineteenth century.