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THE ORIGINAL MASTER CHEF AUGUST ESCOFFIER

















Published on Dec 27, 2015



"Auguste Escoffier was born in a small village called Villeneuve-Loubet, very close to Nice. So at the age of thirteen, he goes and starts working at his uncle's restaurant with no privileges, like everybody else, and he discovers the pretty awful working conditions that were normal life in the kitchen in those days.

That ended up in some violence at the end of the day, I suppose. So this is one of the things Escoffier decided to change when he was in charge.

He met a gentleman who owned a very famous restaurant at that time, called the Petit Moulin Rouge. A very posh restaurant off the Champs Elysees. And Auguste thought 'well if I want to make it in this profession, it's my opportunity.' and he took it.

He first of all banned alcohol drinking and smoking in the kitchen, but also banned swearing. And he himself, when he was very annoyed at someone, would actually walk out of the kitchen and come back and explain what made him angry without having to shout.

He introduced the hat and the handkerchief to prevent sweat drops from dropping into the preparation.

He wanted everyone to come out and look like somebody. That is his exact expression. And if the young cooks couldn't afford a pair of trousers, he bought them for them.

He wanted everyone to be proud of what he was doing and bring the best out of everyone."
Michel Escoffier, great grandson of Auguste Escoffier and custodian of the Escoffier Archive

Michel Roux Jr explores the life and influence of his great culinary hero, Georges Auguste Escoffier - the man who turned eating into dining. 



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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.






This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.





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