February 4. THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIA SOYER.
Alexia Soyer, chef
Feb. 4, 1810-Aug. 5, 1858
The Adventurous Chef: Alexis Soyer by Ann Arnold (FSG, 2002)
French chef Soyer organized a soup kitchen during the Irish potato famine and worked with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.
To read more about Soyer, visit the Victorianweb.org site.