Like presidents before him, George W. Bush prefers eating his turkey at Camp David. Here’s what he loaded up on at Thanksgiving in 2006: Free-Range Roasted Turkey Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread Dressing Cranberry Sauce Sauteed Green Beans Zucchini Gratin Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes Basil Chive Red Potato Mash Giblet Gravy Fresh Clover Rolls with Honey Butter … More Thanksgiving in the Bush White House: 2006 Menu
U.S. Presidents since Eisenhower seem to prefer the rusticity of Camp David for Thanksgiving. Bill Clinton ate his first Thanksgiving dinner as president at Camp David. The Office of the First Lady released the following menu the day before Thanksgiving that year, November 23, 1995: Thanksgiving Menu Turkey Wrapped in Bacon Mrs. Kelly’s Traditional Cornbread … More President Bill Clinton’s First Thanksgiving in the White House: The Menu
What do world leaders get to imbibe at the White House in these last days of the Bush presidency? To look at the menu for the G20 financial-crisis dinner held on November 14, 2008 at the White House, you wouldn’t even guess that world leaders flew in to discuss the economic woes of the world … More What??? $500-a-bottle wine* at the White House … Now???
Hands down, my vote for the greatest presidents we’ve seen in this country goes to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John Kennedy might have been a truly great president, but he died before he could prove his mettle, though his stand against the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis counts … More Election-Day Menu: Food from Our Greatest Presidents
In 2005, sparks flew in the White House kitchen. And the conflagration came not from the Crêpes Suzettes. No indeed. White House chef, Walter Scheib, formerly chef of the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, found himself in the same pickle that other French-trained chefs working at the White House experienced over the years. Scheib, who … More Looking for a Woman Chef: The 2005 Palace Revolt
Food and fiction go together like ham and eggs. And especially food-based mysteries — as the following authors so aptly show: Phyllis Richman, Susan Alpert, Miranda Bliss, Nancy Fairbanks, Ellen Hart, J. B. Stanley, and Diane Mott Davidson. Elliott Roosevelt, the son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wrote a mystery with the title of The … More FICTION IN THE (WHITE HOUSE) KITCHEN
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