The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas

Book - 2017
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Award winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781469632537
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 MILLER
Characteristics: xvii, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


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I can't decide what I enjoyed more--the dishes or the American history behind them.

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Apr 22, 2019

This is an entertaining and informative book about black people who were chefs or stewards in the White House (or equivalent) since the time of George Washington. While the author makes clear the obstacles many had to surmount to achieve their position as cook/steward for the President, the book is nevertheless written primarily in an amusing tone of voice. Recipes for various eras are included. If you're interested in food and in the Presidency, this is a book for you.


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