Jacques Medecin

Jacques Médecin was destined to become mayor of Nice. Both his father and grandfather had performed this role - in fact his father was mayor from 1928 until 1966 with only a short break towards the end of the second world war. So, when his father retired Jacques took the reins.

While carrying out the duties of mayor and as a member of parliament he still managed to find the time to pen this book to make sure that the rich culinary heritage of his beloved Comte de Nice was not lost. He continued in the position of mayor until 1990 when forced out through a range of scandals which saw him make a strategic retreat to South America.

He was deported to France a few years later where he served time in prison.

We find that it is important to read Medecin's book to understand why restaurants such as La Merenda are producing exceptional food that conforms to the traditions of Nice.

 

The Cookbook Collection entry

The review of the entry for this author in The Food Lovers' Cookbook Collection can be read by clicking on the following link:

La Cuisine du Comte de Nice

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