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DINNER WITH TH PRESIDENT…is “A splendid and captivating book about the power of food in American politics. ‘Breaking bread’ around the table … bring[s] conflicting people together.”—Jacques Pepin
Perhaps the most significant meals in the world have been consumed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by the presumptive leaders of the free world. Our guest is Alex Prud’homme, the author of DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT : Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House - a beautifully written book about how the presidential palate has helped shape America.
Together we will explore the wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation.
Alex will showcase the Kennedy’s legendary, lavish State Dinner at Mt. Vernon, the Roosevelt’s “Picnic that Won the War,” and Jefferson’s “Dinner Table Bargain” that saved the Union.
For Prud'homme, the topic proved a natural fit, as he is the great-nephew of the legendary "French Chef" herself, Julia Child, who went to the White House several times and televised two state dinners, and with whom he co-wrote her best-selling memoir, "My Life in France." She is also the subject of Prud'homme's book, "The French Chef in America."
Wine reception with bites inspired by a White House State Dinner and created by Oak Avenue Catering. Tickets $35 inclusive