White House Chef, John Moeller Presents 'Dining at the White House: From the President's Table to Yours'
A new book from renowned White House chef John Moeller, who served three first families, will be released September 24, 2013. Dining at the White House-From the President's Table to Yours chronicles Chef Moeller's journey from small town Lancaster, Pennsylvania to his remarkable 13 years working as a White House chef to three Presidents: President George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton and President George W. Bush, and their families.
The book details the challenges of preparing très soigné cuisine in America's most famous home. The book includes recipes Chef Moeller created for formal events and more intimate gatherings (with chef notes for the home cook) and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the challenges of cooking in the White House. Throughout the narrative, Chef Moeller promotes his trademark use of fresh, healthy ingredients in one-of-a-kind dishes inspired by his classical French training with an American twist.
"No doubt you've seen the delectable meals served at the White House featured in a documentary or perhaps in a few movies," notes Ellen Feld, Editor of Feathered Quill Book Reviews. "Tantalizing appetizers, scrumptious entrées, and desserts 'to die for,' are all important points of these amazing meals. Our mouths have watered but we will, most likely, never get to sample the offerings. Now, however, we have the next best thing, a book that delves into the mystical, and mouth-watering, world of White House meals, written by John Moeller, a chef who had the honor of cooking for three First Families. The book is a treasure-trove of behind-the-scene stories, not just of cooking, but of all things related to what it's like living in the White House. From increased security measures, to celebrities showing up in the kitchen, this is a great source for enthusiasts of 'everything White House' as well as cooking fans."
"Dining at the White House not only tells the story of how a young student studying in France becomes a chef at the most famous house in the world, but it also provides a behind-the-scenes look at several of America's First Families," comments Sara Hartley of Foreword Reviews . "John Moeller writes with candor and dignity about each administration he served and reveals warm, grateful families living as American royalty. From remembering to cook up a family dinner for Chelsea Clinton while her parents hosted dignitaries at a State Dinner to the sudden cancellation of a Congressional Picnic on the afternoon of 9/11, Mr. Moeller's life in the White House kitchen has been anything but routine. He writes with the humility and star-struck wonder that a reader hopes for while led through the intimate details of such a high profile household. For the White House enthusiast, Dining at the White House pulls the curtain back on events and receptions, shows readers around the facilities on Pennsylvania Avenue and at Camp David, and introduces the nation's leaders without politics, party, or publicity. For anyone who enjoys cooking, serving, or event planning, this is a must-read."