An Affair to Remember Cookbook

An Affair to Remember Cookbook presents State dinners for home entertaining from former White House Social Secreatry Laurie Firestone. This cookbook includes recipes, menus, stories and photos of some of the State Dinners and other social events that took place during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 120 pages. 

Copyright: 2006 

Publisher: Silverback Books 

Author: Laurie G. Firestone 

ISBN: 9781596370579

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Description: A State Dinner is a magical event. And since State Visits occur but a few times each year, invitations to State Dinners are exclusive and coveted by foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and members of the press. The White House plans for months to make sure that they go off with out a hitch and no expense is spared. 

This book was written to share stories, photos, and menus of some of the State Dinners and other social events that occurred while Laurie G. Firestone was serving as Social Secretary during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush. Readers will have a special insight to the unfolding of American history during this time. View photos from State Dinners in honor of President Gorbechev of the former Soviet Union and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. 

See the actual menu cards that were ser at each place setting during these events and read corresponding anecdotes. And finally, learn about the official structure and protocol of a State Dinner, a format that has been an American tradition since 1898. 

Most recipes have been modified from each featured menu card and re-created for the home cook. For the more adventurous home cook, a handful of recipes from Hans Raffert, former White House Executive Chef have been included. Hans served at the White House for five Presidents -- 12 years as Executive Chef, and 11 years as Executive Sous Chef. Hosting an elegant, State Dinner style affair where every guest feels like they're a Head of State has never been so simple. 


Condition: Good condition. Inside dust jacket's flap is clipped. 

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