He has a very practical, down to earth perspective on a world that is immensely creative and imaginative.
Mesnier served as the White House pastry chef for 24 years and he recreates entire sequences of events in amazing detail for the reader to envision.
This memoir is a fun and fascinating story about a man who surmounted the odds by working hard and never forgetting his roots.
Easy Transaction, thanks...the book itself was ok, the sell had a wonderful description and was right on.Published 4 months ago by john goss
A great history book for those of us who love good food served in such a special place for our "first families". Read morePublished 8 months ago by JTW
This book is a gem. Combines my 2 keenest interests, pastries & politics. Chef Mesnier has had a most unusual life. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kathie Briegel
This story is most interesting with regard to just how hard Mr. Mesnier worked for most of his life, and the astonishing demands placed on the White House culinary staff. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CAE-PDX
This memoir is well-written and provides an account of an amazing (ongoing) life. Mesnier served as the White House pastry chef for 24 years and he recreates entire sequences of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by E
This book is a very long play by play account of the author's life and work history. He thinks very highly of himself. I was delighted when I got to the middle and found photos. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A. Daum
This should not be represented in the cookbook section. It is more like an autobiography than anything and a snooze at that.Published 14 months ago by Tadster
Having interviewed Chef Mesnier personally, it made this a much more interesting read. There are a lot of colorful stories throughout this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amack888
Very interesting...highlights historical events I have lived through...and showcases the desserts served at various events...no recipes in this book , just his story...Published 15 months ago by Diana L. Gates