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Taillevent wrote the first professional cookery book in France. It was commissioned by Charles V. The full title in English is: "Hereafter follows the Viandier describing the preparation of all manner of foods, as cooked by Taillevent, the cook of our noble king, and also the dressing and preparation of boiled meat, roasts, sea and freshwater fish, sauces, spices, and other suitable and necessary things as described hereafter."
Taillevent was made Head of the Royal Kitchens by Charles VI.
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