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Germany State Dinner Menu: White House Picks Tuna, Rye Crisps, Apple Strudel

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and NANCY BENAC | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The White House went all out to underscore the theme of friendship at Tuesday's state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel: I...

"Quintessentially American" Fare On China State Dinner Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After bringing in prominent guest chefs for their first two state dinners, the Obamas relied on in-house Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Executi...

Rick Bayless State Dinner Chef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE, 5/20: Rick Bayless has released his recipe for the Oaxacan black mole he served at last night's state dinner. UPDATE, 5/19, 4:13pm: The Whi...

Walter Scheib, Former White House Chef: No Such Thing As 'Presidential Food Taster' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

After 11 years at the White House--including 35 and 40 state dinners--former White House Chef Walter Scheib intimately knows what goes into producing ...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Previous administrations have served dishes like boiled mutton (the Washingtons), aspic (the Kennedys), hot dogs (the Roosevelts), and Grand Marnier s...