|Size||144 pages, with 136 illustrations. 8 ½" x 11"|
|Material||Hardcover with dust jacket|
In this memoir, Roland Mesnier, pastry chef to five presidents, recalls the stunning desserts he created for White House State Dinners, formal events, and family celebrations. The famous gingerbread White House, a frequent State Dining Room holiday showcase, grew out of the simple models he crafted for the first family's Christmas celebrations. Together with his blown-sugar confections and molded chocolate sculptures, they are a unique chapter in the history of dining in the President's House. This illustrated book features full-color images of these one-of-a-kind creations, and Chef Mesnier's stories about the people and places that inspired them.
USA Book News National Best Book Award