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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

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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.

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Livonia Public Library 641.5 MIL (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781469632537 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1469632535 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: White House (Washington, D.C.) > Employees.
White House (Washington, D.C.) > History.
African American cooks > Biography.
Cooks > United States > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Staff > History.
Presidents > United States > History.
African American cooks.
Cooks.
Employees.
Presidents.
Presidents > Staff.
Genre: Biography.
History.


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