- 5 years ago
Culinary Politics: White House Cooking and Cookbooks
White House cookery is a mirror of cultural trends and fraught with political overtones. Even before the original White House Cookbook of 1887, the food and drink served (or not) at the White House has been documented, critiqued, and emulated, and often the cookbooks and recipes have assumed mythic and disproportionate influence on Americans’ tables. This panel will explore the significance of the cookbooks used in or written by the chefs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Chair: Cathy Kaufman, Independent scholar, New York City
Barbara Haber, Independent scholar