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Talk of the Hill with Bill Press Featuring Alex Prud’homme

Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Veteran journalist Bill Press sits down for an in-depth conversation with acclaimed
writer Alex Prud’homme, author of DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at The White House.

“Dinner with the President is 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 conflictingpeople together and achieve positive outcomes.”

— Jacques Pépin

DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT is a narrative history of American food, politics, and twenty-six presidents, from George Washington starving at Valley Forge in 1777 to Donald Trump’s burger banquets, and Joe Biden’s “performance enhancing” ice cream in 2022.

Alex Prud’homme is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. He is the coauthor of his great aunt Julia Child’s best-selling memoir, My Life in France, and has authored or coauthored The French Chef in America, France Is a FeastBorn HungryThe Ripple EffectHydrofrackingThe Cell Game, and Forewarned.

Bill Press began his career as a political insider and media commentator on KABC-TV and KCOP-TV, both in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. He also served as aide to California Governor Jerry Brown and was
Chair of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996.

The former co-host of MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press, CNN’s Crossfire and The Spin Room, Press has built a national reputation on thought-provoking and humorous insights from the left side of the political aisle.

Press is the author of ten books and is the host of the twice-weekly “The Bill Press Pod” – available on Google, Apple, Spotify, or Tune-In. He’s a member of the White House press corps. He also writes a weekly column for The Hill and a weekly syndicated newspaper column distributed by Tribune Media Services.

This event will be in-person at Hill Center and streamed live on our Facebook page.

East City Bookshop will have books for sale and a book signing will follow the conversation.


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Tuesday, March 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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