Category Archives: Presidential Foodways

This blog explores all aspects of presidential foodways, particularly African American presidential chefs.

Catch the replay of my “White House Style” presentation!

I had a great time presenting on “Head of Plate: Inside the White House Kitchen.” It was part of the “White House Style” series conceived by Libby Caldwell and hosted by the O’More College of Architecture & Design at Belmont …
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Catch the replay of my AJC Book Festival Virtual Appearance

If you missed the discussion of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet and Black Smoke, here’s how you may access the replay here. Here are some tips about Crowdcast from our help page to help you, and anyone you share the link …
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Great Soul Food Moments in Presidential History!

President Ronald Reagan and stock car driver Richard Petty eat fried chicken at a Fourth of July picnic in 1984. (Ira Schwarz/AP) I had a lot of fun writing this “From pig’s feet to corn bread, a history of soul …
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Info on The President’s Kitchen Cabinet Book Launch Party!

Please join me at my Saturday, Feb. 18th launch party for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 …
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Get Early Bird Tickets To My Book Launch Party on President’s Day Weekend 2017

I’m already hard at work planning the launch event for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas! I hope to reprise the wonderful …
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