"[A] beautifully written book about how the presidential palate has helped shape America...Fascinating."—Stanley Tucci
Alex Prud’homme’s great-aunt, Julia Child, brought TV cameras to the White House in the 1960s and 1970s to film the Presidentis’ feasts. Prud’homme, her co-author on the bestselling My Life in France, now follows in Child’s footsteps with his new history, Dinner with the President--an up-close study of American food and politics that’s been hailed as “fascinating” (Stanley Tucci) and “captivating” (Jacques Pepin).
Prud’homme discusses the sometimes curious tastes of twenty-six of America’s most influential presidents— from simple eggs and black coffee for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War to the beautifully presented entrees served at JFK’s and Barack Obama’s table.
As well as the #1-bestseller My Life in France, Prud’homme has authored or co-authored The French Chef in America, France is a Feast, and Born Hungry.
Prud’homme will be in conversation with Sara Moulton. “Sara’s Weeknight Meals”, Moulton’s PBS series, has been running for 11 seasons. A protegee of Julia Child, she was the co-founder of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, Food Editor of “Good Morning America”, and executive chef of Gourmet magazine.