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.
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
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 641.50922 M
Characteristics: xvii, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781469632537


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