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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Peek Behind The Curtain At White House State Dinners

President Barack Obama meets with China's President Hu Jintao in the Oval Office of the White House ahead of a state dinner Wednesday night. (AP)

President Barack Obama meets with China's President Hu Jintao in the Oval Office of the White House ahead of a state dinner Wednesday night. (AP)

As President and Mrs. Obama get ready to host the Chinese President for a State Dinner tonight, we ask former White House executive chef Walter Sheib what it’s like to prepare a meal that will help set the tone for relations between nations.

Sheib headed the White House kitchen for 11 years and planned dinners for world leaders like Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, and Boris Yeltsin.


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  • Valerie Smith

    What an unexpected delight to hear this interview with former White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib (and you may wish to note the spelling here), after enjoying his book for so long. Thank you for the interview, and for all your interesting programs.

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