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The White House Chef Cookbook

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Cookbook by White House chef Rene Verdon, chef for the Kennedy family.
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published 1967 by Doubleday & Company
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Tina Hertz
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Delightful cookbook written by the French chef that Jackie Kennedy brought to the White House. Verdon tells lighthearted tales of his time in the White House as he interacted with the First Family, the staff and guests. Verdon's view into the Kennedy White House is like none other as he describes his admiration for Jack in the 60s era. Verdon describes the Kennedys as warm, unpretentious and kind towards him. The family meals were frequently simple, often focused on John and Caroline's need for ...more
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
My all-time favorite cookie recipe comes from this excellent cookbook by Kennedy's White House chef. I'd give it 5 stars for that recipe alone, but more accurately give it 4 because the vast majority is French and admittedly I won't attempt a lot of these recipes - not because they are all too difficult, just not my favorite kind of cooking.

But the Tulle Cookies are another story...
Oma Eagle
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 3rd cookbook as a young teen.
I wanted to make 'Fancy Food' for my family.
I still refer to it on occasion for something 'special'.
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