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The Resource The president's kitchen cabinet, by Adrian Miller

The president's kitchen cabinet, by Adrian Miller

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The president's kitchen cabinet
Title
The president's kitchen cabinet
Statement of responsibility
by Adrian Miller
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every US president, from Washington to Obama, has had African Americans cooking in their kitchen--many serving as head chef. But these cooks were not only culinary artists. They also served presidents as personal confidantes, informal policy advisers, civil rights advocates, and family friends. These chefs had a unique perspective, but one that has been largely ignored until now.Through fascinating research gleaned from cookbooks, historical documents, oral histories, magazines and newspapers, and contemporary interviews from former White House chefs and staffers, as well as photographs of the White House kitchens and dining spaces, James Beard Award-winning culinary historian Adrian Miller tells this complex and thrilling aspect of American history for the first time.Here are just a few appetizers: Find out about the cook who saved President Washington's life by foiling the "Poisoned Pea Plot of 1776."Hear more about the enslaved cook who spent three years learning classical French cooking in order to please the palate of a future president.Guess which president loved pig's feet so much that he served them in the White House (probably not who you would suspect).Reveal the identity of the cook who grilled steaks on the roof of the White House with President Eisenhower.Learn more about the cook whose Jim Crow experiences motivated President Johnson to lobby hard for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Her chili recipe got him in hot water with the general public and led to the "Great Chili Controversy of 1964."The President's Kitchen Cabinet provides a groundbreaking, entertaining, and detailed look at these chefs, their intricate personal and professional relationships with the presidents and the first families, their cooking equipment and techniques, and the mouth-watering recipes for which they were celebrated
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BLACP
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Miller, Adrian
Dewey number
  • 641.5092/2
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
TX649.A1
LC item number
M55 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ron Butler
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Butler, Ron
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  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • African American cooks
  • Cooks
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
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Label
The president's kitchen cabinet, by Adrian Miller
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Compact discs
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unknown
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959229136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504794992
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781504794992
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CD audio, digital
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ZEc3bn
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504794992
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The president's kitchen cabinet, by Adrian Miller
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959229136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504794992
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781504794992
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc3bn
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504794992
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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