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All the presidents' pastries : twenty-five years in the White House : a memoir

Author: Roland Mesnier; Christian Malard
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion ; [London] : [Thames & Hudson [distributor], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This extraordinary success story, told by the hero himself. of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Anecdotes
Named Person: Roland Mesnier; Roland Mesnier; Roland Mesnier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Mesnier; Christian Malard
ISBN: 9782080305596 208030559X
OCLC Number: 78989780
Language Note: Translation of: Sucré d'état.
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 343 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: "Douce France, cher pays de mon enfance ..." --
A bittersweet apprenticeship --
Hanoverian cuisine --
At the Savoy --
The Sugar Palace --
An island paradise --
A Parisian interlude --
In the mountains of Virginia --
A meeting with the First Lady --
Ronald Reagan's sweet tooth --
An iron First Lady --
A second term for the Reagans --
The day George Bush cried --
Miniskirts in the White House --
Two Presidents for the price of one --
The Clintons fight back --
A new millennium --
The Bushes are back --
Adieu, Monsieur le President! --
Epilogue: A call to duty and a final farewell --
By way of a conclusion: Ten golden rules for my successor --
Appendix: The Presidents' favorite recipes.
Responsibility: Roland Mesnier, with Christian Malard ; translated from the French by Louise Rogers Lalaurie.

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This extraordinary success story, told by the hero himself. of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream.

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