Alexis Benoît Soyer
(February 4, 1810 - August 5, 1858)
Alexis Benoit Soyer was a French chef and author. Chef of the London Reform Club. He opened kitchens in Ireland during the famine to sell food at 1/2 price and was an advisor on food to the British army during the Crimean War.
Hi also invented several stoves and kitchen utensils. He wrote 'The Pantropheon; or, History of Food' (1853), 'A Shilling Cookery Book for the People' (1854), ‘Soyer's Charitable Cookery’ (1847).