Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
A new book from renowned former White House chef John Moeller, who served three first families, would make a great holiday gift for hostesses, White House enthusiasts and foodies. The book gives readers a front row seat at the White House for the holidays and other special occasions and pulls the curtain back on everything you ever wanted to know about White House dining, from menus for State Dinners, to favorite foods of each of the Presidents and First families, to how the White House prepares for the holiday season.
Among the recipes included in the book is a Holiday Dinner menu that Chef Moeller created for a White House dinner in 2004. The recipe features Chanterelle Mushroom Soup with a Goat Cheese Fritter, Roast Tenderloin of Angus Beef with Black Truffle-scented Merlot Sauce, Sautéed Bulb Onions, Herb Potatoes, Green Beans and Artichokes and a Warm Tamale Salad.
The book, which covers Chef Moeller’s 13 years serving in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, details the challenges of preparing très soigné cuisine in America’s most famous home. With fantastic food photography and archival images of White House events, the book has everything a home cook needs to recreate famous State Dinners (including chef notes for adapting recipes).
The book has won rave reviews from critics and White House historians. Sara Hartley of Foreword Reviews writes: “For the White House enthusiast, Dining at the White House pulls the curtain back on events and receptions, shows readers around the facilities on Pennsylvania Avenue and at Camp David, and introduces the nation’s leaders without politics, party, or publicity. For anyone who enjoys cooking, serving, or event planning, this is a must-read.”
“No doubt you’ve seen the delectable meals served at the White House featured in a documentary or perhaps in a few movies,” notes Ellen Feld, Editor of Feathered Quill Book Reviews. “Tantalizing appetizers, scrumptious entrées, and desserts ‘to die for,’ are all important points of these amazing meals. Our mouths have watered but we will, most likely, never get to sample the offerings. Now, however, we have the next best thing, a book that delves into the mystical, and mouth-watering, world of White House meals, written by John Moeller, a chef who had the honor of cooking for three First Families. The book is a treasure-trove of behind-the-scene stories, not just of cooking, but of all things related to what it’s like living in the White House. From increased security measures, to celebrities showing up in the kitchen, this is a great source for enthusiasts of ‘everything White House’ as well as cooking fans.”
“John Moeller has struck a wonderful balance in Dining at the White House,” says Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of First Ladies, America’s First Families and historian of the National First Ladies Library. “Moeller gives us the factual history yet also offers it in a personal narrative that is refreshingly simple, direct and balanced. The book is similarly well-balanced between text and descriptions and images of mouth-watering meals and recipes served at the White House.”
A native of Lancaster, Pa., Chef Moeller has more than 30 years of experience as a chef, working in New England, the Burgundy region of France, the Caribbean, and at the White House serving three First Families and their guests. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI for Culinary Arts, Chef Moeller also studied French at the University of Dijon and apprenticed as a chef in a number of fine dining restaurants in the Burgundy and Brittany regions of France. He became a White House chef in September of 1992, serving until 2005 – one of the longest tenured chefs across three Administrations. He currently is conducting a book tour and runs State of Affairs catering.
The book retails for $35.00 and is published by American Lifestyle Publishing, an imprint of LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing, based in Lancaster, PA. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.DiningAtTheWhiteHouse.com. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DiningAtTheWH.
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