Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE PRESIDENT'S KITCHEN CABINET

I am very excited to be a co-producer for The President's Kitchen Cabinet, an up and coming TV documentary. The final production promises to be an insightful and groundbreaking film that will peer into the personal and professional lives of African-American cooks who have served in the White House. I am collaborating with Adrian Miller- food writer, politico, attorney and author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.


Adrian shares that, "After watching The President's Kitchen Cabinet, you'll discover that these cooks were not only culinary artists, but they also served our presidents as personal confidantes, informal policy advisors, civil rights advocates and family friends." He has compiled stories for the film which include "The Poisoned Pea Plot of 1776" - an account of the cook  who saved President Washington's life, the grill chef who cooked on the White House roof with President Eisenhower, the enslaved cook who managed to learn classical French cooking and the female cook who inspired President Lyndon to lobby for the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

 
As you can imagine, a worthwhile production like The President's Kitchen Cabinet not only demands a tremendous amount of research and interviewing, but it also requires support - both moral and monetary. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to help introduce the film to television networks and producers. If you feel compelled to be part of The President's Kitchen Cabinet support team, I would be extremely grateful. Every person who backs this project counts. Every donation, no matter what the amount - speaks volumes. Please feel free to share the exciting news about The President's Kitchen Cabinet. Here is the link.