Sisters Sophie Kallinis and Katherine Kallinis LaMontagne presented their book “The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake” at the National Press Club Book Fair.
THE NATONAL PRESS CLUB in Washington, D.C. held its 34th Annual Book Fair & Author’s Night on Tuesday evening, November 15. Among the authors were such well-known politicians as U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, who promoted his book “The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of Sabbath,” and former U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida, who has written a thriller named “Keys to the Kingdom.” Other political writers represented at the Book Fair were Georgie Anne Geyer, Ron Suskind, Jim Lehrer, Ann Coulter and Marvin Kalb.
Ellen Sweets, writer of “Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes,” her brother Fred Sweets, and former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, with his book “A Sweet World of White House Desserts: From Brown Sugar Baskets to Gingerbread Houses, a Pastry Chef Remembers.”
ADDITIONALLY, there were plenty of food books offered, like former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier’s “A Sweet World of White House Desserts: From Blown Sugar Baskets to Gingerbread Houses, a Pastry Chef Remembers.” Mr. Mesnier was hired by First Lady Rosalyn Carter in 1979, and served as White House Pastry Chef under Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Veteran newsman Jim Lehrer, who has presided over 11 presidential debates and vice presidential debates, provides an insight from some of the epic battles of American political history in his book “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama.”
ANOTHER FOOD book “Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes” is an account of the friendship between Austin reporter Ellen Sweets and noted columnist Molly Ivins, complete with recipes they cooked together.
AND SISTERS Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, who opened Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, D.C., presented their book “The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake.” These stars of the TLC series DC Cupcakes, present recipes in their book and tell the secrets of their business success – where they sell as many as 10,000 cupcakes a day!
The National Press Club’s 34th Annual Book Fair & Author’s Night.