WASHINGTON — A new, free exhibit hosted by the White House Historical Association explores the tradition of gingerbread at the White House dating back to the Nixon administration.
Officials say the “White House Gingerbread: Holiday Traditions” exhibit celebrates former White House Pasty Chef Roland’s Mesnier’s new publication “The White House in Gingerbread: Memories and Recipes.”
The exhibit, located at the Historic Decatur House, also features the largest gingerbread White House ever designed by the chef and White House holiday inspired décor designed by HGTV design star Genevieve Gorder, host of the annual HGTV White House Christmas Tour.
“Visitors to the exhibit will find ideas to incorporate into their own holiday celebrations, and also see examples of marzipan figures and sugar sculpture created by Chef Mesnier,” a press release states.
Also on view will be a fresh Red Room cranberry tree, handcrafted by Jennie Lewis, Former White House Floral Designer.
The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 22. However, it will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 26 through Nov. 28.
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