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Book Signing with Chef Roland Mesnier

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White House History Shop

1610 H Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20006

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Please join the White House Historical Association as they host Chefs Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell for a free book signing at our White House History Shop.

The authors will be signing The White House in Gingerbread: Memories & Recipes. In this memoir and cookbook, Roland Mesnier, executive pastry chef to five presidents, tells the story behind each of the holiday gingerbread houses he created for display in the White House State Dining Room. Chef Mesnier also provides step-by-step instructions and templates for constructing and decorating a gingerbread house in the home kitchen. During the holidays, thousands of guests are served freshly made cookies and desserts at buffet events and private receptions. More than thirty of Chef Mesnier's White House favorite holiday recipes are featured including such cookies as coconut chocolate squares and linzer stars and trees; traditional holiday recipes such as buche de Noel, fruit cake, and egg nog; cakes and soufflés such orange sabayon, spice cake, and gingerbread soufflé; and lastly, meringues, mousses, fillings, frozen desserts, and fresh fruit.

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