James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller leads a fascinating class on the untold stories of the African American chefs who cooked in and supported the White House kitchen for presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama.
Miller explores the crucial role African Americans have played in feeding and nurturing our presidents, their families and world leaders over the full spectrum of presidential food service, working as chefs, but also pantry workers, butlers, purveyors, caterers, even train servers and flight attendants. Miller brings a broad view that is equal parts food history and presidential history, exploring the evolution of African Americans in the White House kitchen from enslaved cooks to prominent culinary figures. And he shares delicious inside info. Who were the "gourmet presidents" and what did they crave? Who loved peas? Who was too disinterested in the pleasures of the table to care? Miller brings his expertise as both a food writer and White House insider to this illuminating class where history, food and the presidency intersect.
The session will be recorded and will also be available for later viewing by all who register.