All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House, A Memoir

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  • This extraordinary success-story-told by the hero himself-of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. After working at the Savoy in London, the George V in Paris, the Princess in Bermuda, and the Homestead in Virginia, Roland Mesnier took on the job of a lifetime as pastry chef to the White House. He provides behind-the-scenes insight into the characters, tastes, and obsessions of the five presidents and first ladies he served during his 25 years in Washington. Having witnessed major world events from the hub of the world's superpower, Mesnier has unique perspective on both crises and celebrations. He recounts stories such as Carter's incessant battle for the return of American hostages in Tehran, the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Reagan, Bush senior's doubts after the war in Kuwait, and the shock of September 11. He uncovers intimate details such as Mrs. Reagan's bad moods and Prince Charles's embarrassment at not knowing how to use a tea bag. Fiercely loyal to each of the first families, Mesnier's bipartisan message is positive and inspirational. Twelve easy-to-follow recipes include the favorite desserts of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
  • Author:
    Christian Malard
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.5092
    EAN:
    9782080305596
    Edition:
    Tra
    ISBN:
    208030559X
    Label:
    Flammarion
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Flammarion
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    352
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2007-02-13
    Publisher:
    Flammarion
    Studio:
    Flammarion
    Title:
    All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House, A Memoir
    Release Date:
    2007-02-13

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