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The president's kitchen cabinet : the story of the African Americans who have fed our first families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

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.
Author
Miller, Adrian,
Publication
  • Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
  • [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
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Description
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 29 min., 42 sec.)) : digital.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Audiobooks.
  • Biography.
  • Downloadable audio books.
  • History.
ISBN
  • 9781504795043
  • 1504795040
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.
Imprint
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
Publisher
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Edition
Unabridged.
Playing Time
092942
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Summary
James Beard 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. Daisy McAfee Bonner, for example, FDR's cook at his Warm Springs retreat, described the president's final day on earth in 1945, when he was struck down just as his lunchtime cheese soufflè emerged from the oven. Sorrowfully, but with a cook's pride, she recalled, "He never ate that soufflè, but it never fell until the minute he died."A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes twenty recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. From Samuel Fraunces's "onions done in the Brazilian way" for George Washington to Zephyr Wright's popovers, beloved by LBJ's family, Miller highlights African Americans' contributions to our shared American foodways. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, Miller highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African Americans played in that process. His chronicle of the daily table in the White House proclaims a fascinating new American story.
Performer
Read by Ron Butler.
Source of description
Hard copy version record.
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Butler, Ron, Jr., narrator.
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Source record: Miller, Adrian. President's kitchen cabinet. Unabridged. [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017] 1504794990 (OCoLC)959229136
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