White House Family Cookbook - Signed Chef Henry Haller

White House Family Cookbook is a signed cookbook by Chef Henry Haller, Executive Chef. The cookbook takes you through the favorite recipes prepared for different presidents through time like Nixon, Johnson, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 441 pages - Signed by author

Copyright: 1987, First Edition 

Publisher: Random House 

Author: Henry Haller with Virginia Aronson, R.D., M.S. 

ISBN: 9780394556574

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Description: With The White House Family Cook- book, you don't have to live in the Executive Mansion to dine like a First Family. Now Henry Haller, white House Executive Chef for more than twenty years, shares more than 250 best-loved recipes of the past five presidential households, each and every one an all-American classic.  

From Morning Favorites from the LBJ Ranch to the Nixons' Light Luncheon Plates and Ford Family Favorite Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches, Carter Family Down-Home Sweets and goodies to the Reagans' Bread Board -- and dozens of Special Event recipes for festive occasions -- here's a culinary treasury sure to win the votes of your family, now and for years to come. 

Administration by administration, Chef Haller takes us on a culinary tour of office, stopping at breakfast nooks, ranch dinners, and "just family" Sunday-night suppers as well as weddings, banquets, and sumptuous State Dinners. We begin with Johnson family favorites like succulent Texas- style Barbecued Ribs, zephyr's Pickled Black-eyed Peas, and Luci's Chocolate Layer Cake. The Nixon years offer a bounty of lighter dishes and ethnic and regional specialties from Pat Nixon's Chinese Walnut Chicken to Julie's Native Corn Pudding, along with Tricia's Wedding Cake and President Nixon's Farewell Breakfast. The Fords' active life-style called for hearty breakfasts, eat-and-run lunches, and simple, satisfying evening meals, reflected in recipes for President Ford's German Apple Pancake, Jack's Reuben Sandwich, and Baked Turkey Casserole. The Carters brought to the White House the savory flavors of the South in such specialties as Rosalynn's Plains Cheese Ring, President Carter's own Fried Fish with Hushpuppies, and Miss Lillian's Cheddar Cheese Souffle (and, of course, Amy's Peanut Butter Cookies). And the Reagans' menus reflect a background as rich and varied as their careers, from California-inspired Riverside Salad to elegant Angel Hair Pasta with Seafood to Nancy's festive Christmas goodies. 

The sumptuous array of recipes is complemented by anecdotes about White House life behind the scenes and dozens of illustrations and photographs, in black and white and in color, making The White House Family Cookbook a collector's item as well as a treasure trove for home cooks from sea to shining sea. 


Condition: Opening blank page as a holiday inscription in ink to the owner. Pencil erasure title page. Further good condition. 

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