Two special DWP events in NYC next week

Dear Readers,

I’ll be discussing my new book, DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House, at two special events next week. I hope you’ll join me at one or both of them:

On Weds 3/22, starting at 6:30 (doors open 6:15), I’ll be talking about the food of politics and the politics of food with Rebecca Federman — NYPL Assistant Director of Research, menu expert, and co-curator of Lunch Hour NYC — at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 455 Fifth Ave (40th St, catty-corner to the Library’s main branch), 7th Floor. It’s free, but they tend to overbook, so please register here:

On Fri 3/24, starting at 6PM (doors open at 5:45), I’ll be discussing presidential food, politics, and Julia Child at the White House with Sara Moulton — whose PBS show “Sarah’s Weeknight Meals” is on its twelfth season – at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. Sara was a protege of Julia’s, and has many entertaining stories – including one about cooking at the White House with with Julia. This event is also free, but space is limited so please register here:

Best, Alex

Dinner With the President:

“A deeply researched and beautifully written book about how the presidential palate has helped shape America. I found it fascinating.” ~ Stanley Tucci

“A splendid and captivating book about the power of food in American politics. ‘Breaking bread’ around the table creates a unique and powerful setting to bring conflicting people together and achieve positive outcomes.” ~ Jacques Pepin

To order a copy: Dinner with the President by Alex Prud’homme: 9781524732219 | Books

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