Henri-Paul Pellaprat

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Marthe Distel and Henri-Paul Pellaprat with their students in front of l'École du Cordon Bleu in 1896

Henri-Paul Pellaprat (pronounced [ɑ̃ʁi pɔl pɛlapʁa]; Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, 1869-1954) was a French chef, founder with the journalist Marthe Distel of Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris. He was the author of La cuisine familiale et pratique and other classic French cookery texts.[1] He worked from the age of twelve as pastry boy then cook at many of the most famous restaurants of the La Belle Époque Paris such as the Maison Dorée. He taught at l’École du Cordon bleu for 32 years; his students including Maurice Edmond Sailland, later known as Curnonsky, and Raymond Oliver.


  1. ^ Colman Andrews Everything on the table: plain talk about food and wine 1992 -- Page 190 "The Larousse Gastronomique quotes the noted chef Henri Paul Pellaprat (1869-1950), who had worked at Champeaux before its demise in the early 1920s, as suggesting ("probably wrongly," notes the dictionary) that the dish was created at ..."

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