Dinner with the president

food politics and a history of breaking bread at the White House
Alex Prud'homme
Book - 2023

"Perhaps the most significant meals in the world have been consumed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by the presumptive leaders of the free world. Thomas Jefferson had an affinity for eggplant and FDR for terrapin stew. Nixon ate a lump of cottage cheese topped with barbecue sauce every day and Obama regularly had arugula. Now, Alex Prud'homme takes us to the dining tables of the White House to look at what the presidents chose to eat, how the food was prepared and by whom, and the context in which the meals were served, making clear that every one of these details speaks volumes about both the individual president and the country he presided over. We see how these gustatory messages touch on not only sometimes curious personal tastes, but also local politics, national priorities, and global diplomacy-not to mention all those dinner-table-conversation-taboos: race, gender, class, money, and religion. The individual stories are fascinating in themselves, but taken together-under the keen and knowledgeable eye of Prud'homme-they reveal that food is not just food when it is desired, ordered, and consumed by the President of the United States"--

Saved in:

Holdings -

Shadle

Barcode Status Material Type CallNumber Availability
37413320549688 Checked out Non-fiction 973.099 PRUDHOM  Place A Hold
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Prud'homme, Alex (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
Edition:First edition.
Subjects:

MARC

LEADER 00000cam a22000008i 4500
001 890750
008 220702t20232023nyuaf b 001 0ceng
005 20230309173922.4
010 |a  2022018067 
035 |a (OCoLC)890750 
040 |a LBSOR/DLC  |b eng  |e rda  |c DLC  |d OCLCF  |d BDX  |d TOH  |d YDX  |d OCO  |d OJ4  |d IMT  |d JVK  |d UAP  |d ILC  |d VIA  |d MNN  |d JPL  |d WIE  |d HQC  |d UAG 
019 |a 1273466772  |a 1273670304  |a 1356622403  |a 1365390246  |a 1366498564 
020 |a 9781524732219  |q (hardcover) 
020 |a 1524732214  |q (hardcover) 
020 |a 9780525433033  |q (paperback) 
020 |a 0525433031  |q (paperback) 
035 |a (OCoLC)1334726083  |z (OCoLC)1273466772  |z (OCoLC)1273670304  |z (OCoLC)1356622403  |z (OCoLC)1365390246  |z (OCoLC)1366498564 
042 |a pcc 
043 |a n-us-dc  |a n-us--- 
082 0 0 |a 973.09/9  |2 23/eng/20220707 
092 |a 973.099 PRUDHOM 
049 |a UAGA 
100 1 |a Prud'homme, Alex,  |e author. 
245 1 0 |a Dinner with the president :  |b food, politics, and a history of breaking bread at the White House /  |c Alex Prud'homme. 
246 3 0 |a Food, politics, and a history of breaking bread at the White House 
250 |a First edition. 
263 |a 2302 
264 1 |a New York :  |b Alfred A. Knopf,  |c 2023. 
264 4 |c Ã2023 
300 |a xxviii, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :  |b illustrations (some color) ;  |c 25 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
336 |a still image  |b sti  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
500 |a "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf." 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-454) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: At the president's table -- George Washington : the first kitchen -- John Adams : the first host -- Thomas Jefferson : America's founding epicure -- James Madison : to Jemmy's health, and Dolley's remorseless equanimity -- Abraham Lincoln : corn, gingerbread, and Thanksgiving -- Ulysses S. Grant : the drunken tanner, the military genius, and the first state dinner -- Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft : two bears -- From Wilson to Coolidge and Hoover : heartburn, hard cheese, and a hail of rotten tomatoes -- Franklin D. Roosevelt : the gourmet's lament -- Harry S. Truman : bourbon, Berlin, and the comforts of fried chicken -- Dwight D. Eisenhower : the president who cooked -- John F. Kennedy : Camelot and clam chowder -- Lyndon B. Johnson : how barbecue led to diplomacy and chili led to civil rights -- Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford : the unlikeliest gastro-diplomat and the instant president -- Jimmy Carter : in search of grits and peace -- Ronald Reagan : jelly beans, weight-loss, and glasnost -- George H. W. Bush : the yin and yang of broccoli -- William J. Clinton : torn between renunciation and appetite -- George W. Bush : tee ball, freedom fries, and changing of the guard -- Barack Obama : the president with the global palate -- Donald Trump : the food fighter -- Joseph R. Biden : we finish as family -- Conclusion: Eating together. 
520 |a "Perhaps the most significant meals in the world have been consumed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by the presumptive leaders of the free world. Thomas Jefferson had an affinity for eggplant and FDR for terrapin stew. Nixon ate a lump of cottage cheese topped with barbecue sauce every day and Obama regularly had arugula. Now, Alex Prud'homme takes us to the dining tables of the White House to look at what the presidents chose to eat, how the food was prepared and by whom, and the context in which the meals were served, making clear that every one of these details speaks volumes about both the individual president and the country he presided over. We see how these gustatory messages touch on not only sometimes curious personal tastes, but also local politics, national priorities, and global diplomacy-not to mention all those dinner-table-conversation-taboos: race, gender, class, money, and religion. The individual stories are fascinating in themselves, but taken together-under the keen and knowledgeable eye of Prud'homme-they reveal that food is not just food when it is desired, ordered, and consumed by the President of the United States"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
610 2 0 |a White House (Washington, D.C.)  |x History. 
610 2 0 |a White House (Washington, D.C.)  |v Miscellanea. 
650 0 |a Presidents  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Food  |x Political aspects  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Food habits  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Dinners and dining  |z United States  |x History. 
655 7 |a Biographies.  |2 lcgft 
655 7 |a Trivia and miscellanea.  |2 lcgft 
938 |a Brodart  |b BROD  |n 130890553 
938 |a YBP Library Services  |b YANK  |n 17663944 
994 |a C0  |b UAG 
999 f f |s 6f3cc48c-5168-4ef6-8219-ca7286e46d13  |i 952ad3cc-2a77-4969-b097-921dc92f38b7  |t 0 
952 f f |p Standard Circulation  |a City of Spokane  |b Spokane Public Library  |c Branches  |d Shadle  |t 0  |e 973.099 PRUDHOM  |i Non-fiction  |m 37413320549688