Marcel Boulestin

Marcel Boulestin

Author

Xavier Marcel Boulestin (1878 – 1943) was a French-born British chef, restaurateur, and the author of cookbooks that popularized French cuisine in the English-speaking world. He has been called “the most subtle, imaginative, and liberating food writer of his day” as well as a major influence on the work of 1950s British cookery expert Elizabeth David.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Le Pact (1899)
Les Fréquentations de Maurice (Mouers de Londres) (a serial novel written under the pseudonym Sidney Place, 1911)
Tableaux de Londres (a collection of Boulestin’s columns, published by Dorbon-Ainé, 1912)
Dans les Flandres Brittaniques (a wartime memoir, circa 1916)
Aspects Sentimentaux du Front Anglais (published under the pseudonym Bertie Angle by Dorbon-Ainé, 1916)
The Atnaeum: A Collection of Atrocities Committed at the Front (wartime memoir written under the pseudonym Bertie Angle, 1917)
Simple French Cooking for English Homes (W. Heinemann, 1925)
A Second Helping: or, More Dishes for English Homes (W. Heinemann, 1925)
The Finer Cooking, or, Dishes for Parties (Cassell and Company, 1925)
The Conduct of the Kitchen: How to Keep a Good Table for Sixteen Shillings a Week (W. Heinemann, 1925)
Herbs, Salads, and Seasonings (written with Jason Hill, published by W. Heinemann, 1930)
What Shall We Have To-Day? 365 Recipes for All the Days of the Year (W. Heinemann, 1931)
Potatoes: One Hundred & One Ways of Cooking (with A. H. Adair, 1932)
The Evening Standard Book of Menus (W. Heinemann, 1935)
Savouries and Hors-d’oeuvre: One Hundred & Twenty-Seven Ways of Preparing (with A. H. Adair, 1937)
À Londres, Naguère (Librarie Arthème Fayard, 1930; translated by A. H. Adair as Ease and Endurance in 1948)
Eggs: One Hundred & Twenty Ways of Cooking (with A. H. Adair, 1932)
Having Crossed the Channel (W. Heinemann, 1934)
Myself, My Two Countries … (Cassell and Company, 1936)
Paris, Londres aux environs des 1900: Souvenirs Inédits (Fayard, 1945)