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Vignettes & Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings

Vignettes & Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings

by Brian Morgenstern, Teresa Morgenstern
Vignettes & Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings

Vignettes & Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings

by Brian Morgenstern, Teresa Morgenstern


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These are true, human, lighthearted, and significant moments from the most high-stakes environment on Earth, the White House—written by two people who found love at the intersection of politics, a global pandemic, civil strife, an unexpected Supreme Court confirmation, and a heated presidential election—presented with comfort food recipes and cocktail pairings.

This book is full of aspirational, surprising, funny, and interesting stories from insiders who were there at the highest levels of government during the election and pandemic of 2020. The stories are combined with themed, practical recipes and cocktails for lovers of American history. Vignettes & Vino is a one-stop handbook for your next dinner party!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637584989
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 269,622
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brian Morgenstern is an attorney, business consultant, and the owner of Win the Future Strategies, LLC, a boutique public affairs and government relations firm. He is the former White House deputy press secretary and deputy communications director, and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration. He helped to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act, confirm a Supreme Court Justice, and advise the president during a global pandemic, riots, and a national election.

Teresa Davis Morgenstern is the co-owner of Win the Future Strategies, LLC. She is a former senior communications advisor at the White House for Operation Warp Speed and former Pentagon deputy press secretary during the Trump administration. She also served as communications director for Congressman Tom Cole and competed in Miss America as Miss District of Columbia 2014.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Getting Stuck with Your Significant Other During the Pandemic Teresa 1

To Eat: Spicy Chicken Parm Teresa 6

To Drink: Chianti and Sambuca Brian 8

Chapter 2 Executive Producer Steven T. Mnuchin Brian 9

To Eat: The Best Breakfast Sandwich Teresa 13

To Drink: Tequila Sunrise Brian 15

Chapter 3 FaceTiming with John Daly, Zooming with Magic Johnson, Eating Jimmy Johns with Jimmy John, Mark Cuban's Opinions, Spending Time with a Terminator, and Other Strange Tales of the Paycheck Protection Program Brian 16

To Eat: Bourbon Vanilla French Toast Teresa 22

To Drink: John Daddy Brian 24

Chapter 4 Fauci Is an Egomaniac, but I Had a Great Day at Work Brian 25

To Eat: Opening-Day Burgers Brian 31

To Drink: Beer Selection Brian 33

Chapter 5 First Solo Trip with President Trump Brian 34

To Eat: Clubhouse Steak Sandwich Teresa 41

To Drink: Manhattan Helo Ride Brian 43

Heaven and Angels Sing Teresa 44

Chapter 6 Jon Voight Wanted to Plan Our Wedding Teresa 45

To Eat: French Onion Quiche Teresa 48

To Drink: Trenchie 75 Teresa Brian 50

Chapter 7 Discussing the "Tiger King" on Air Force One Brian 51

To Eat: Stir-Fry Teresa 54

To Drink: Asian Pear Martini Teresa Brian 56

Chapter 8 There Have Been 45 Presidents, but There Has Been Only One Jack Nicklaus Brian 57

To Eat: All-Time Greatest Turkey Burgers Teresa 59

To Drink: The Golden Gentleman Brian 60

Chapter 9 When You're Right Above the Gift Shop Teresa 61

To Eat: Peanut Butter Cake Teresa 64

To Drink: Ginger Old Fashioned Brian 66

Chapter 10 We Fell in Love to Zac Brown Band, Then Told Zac Brown About It Brian 67

To Eat: Navy Mess Cheese Grits and Shrimp Teresa and Brian 74

To Drink: Emaciated Margarita Brian 76

Chapter 11 The Night RBG Passed Away Brian 77

To Eat: Mom's Beef Stroganoff Brian 81

To Drink: Red Wine with Dinner; Lemon Meringue Martini for Dessert Brian 83

Chapter 12 ACB's Swearing In Teresa 84

To Eat: Mom's Blueberry Cream Cheesecake Teresa 88

To Drink: Irish Coffee Brian 90

Chapter 13 Coronavirus Task Force Battles Brian 91

To Eat: Arugula Salad with Turf War Dressing Teresa 96

To Drink: No-Collusion Mule Brian 97

Chapter 14 Election Night 2020 Teresa 98

To Eat: Dat's a Spicy Pizza Brian 102

To Drink: Citrus Sangria Brian 104

Chapter 15 Pfizer, the FDA, and the Biden Campaign Colluded to Rig the Election Brian 105

To Eat: Simple Salad Dressing Teresa 112

To Drink: Gin Fizz Brian 113

Chapter 16 "A Different Kind of a Guy," Brian 114

To Eat: Mediterranean Date Chicken Teresa 118

To Drink: Gin Martini with a Twist Brian 119

Chapter 17 Final Conversation with the President in the Oval Office Brian 120

To Eat: Fresh Tomato-Pasta Salad Brian 123

To Drink: Winterguard Brian 124

Chapter 18 Will He or Won't He Run? Brian 125

To Eat: Mojo Steak Brian Teresa 128

To Drink: Coco-jito (Coconut Mojito) Teresa 129

Chapter 19 Mean Tweets Brian 130

To Eat: General T's Chicken Teresa 133

To Drink: Aunt Inez' Punch Brian 135

Chapter 20 White House Vaccine Summit Teresa 136

To Eat: Linguini Carbonara Teresa 140

To Drink: White Wine with Dinner; Limoncello Slushy for Dessert Brian 142

Acknowledgments 143

Endnotes 144

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