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Author Miller, Adrian, author.

Title The President's kitchen cabinet : the story of the African Americans who have fed our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas / Adrian Miller.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    641.5092 MIL    Available
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Description xvii, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes twenty recipes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-244) and index.
Contents The key ingredients of presidential foodways -- Feeling at home : the White House steward and the evolution of presidential provisioning -- Bittersweet : African American presidential cooks in Antebellum America -- Semisweet : personal and professional presidential cooks after Emancipation -- Eating on the run : presidential foodways in motion -- Seeing through a glass darkly : African Americans and presidential drinkways -- Above measure : the future of African American presidential chefs.
Summary Adrian Miller 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.
Subject White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Employees.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
African American cooks -- Biography.
Cooks -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781469632537 (cloth : alk. paper)
1469632535 (cloth : alk. paper)

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