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"The White House Chef Cookbook" by René Verdon$125.00
As the White House chef during the Kennedy administration, René Verdon helped project the allure of classic French cuisine to the American public. Mr. Verdon brought French culinary flair to the White House, long a headquarters for dull institutional cooking often supplied by outside caterers. Thanks in large part to Jacqueline Kennedy, a walking advertisement for French style, it was a time when the American public was highly receptive to all messages emanating from Paris. Mr. Verdon took full advantage of his platform, elevating standards at the White House overnight and contributing in no small part to the shimmering atmosphere of Camelot. He shocked Americans used to canned vegetables and iceberg lettuce by tending his own vegetables on the White House roof and arranging for the White House garden designer to plant herbs in the flowerbeds of the East Garden.
Offered is a rare 1967 First Edition of The White House Chef Cookbook, with over 500 recipes and menus by Mr. Verdon, personally signed by the chef himself.
"The White House Chef Cookbook" by René Verdon
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