Thursday, June 17

Another White House Staffer Quits - Tells All In New Book

Nobody could slice a pie or scoop out a ball of vanilla like Roland.

French White House pastry chef hangs up his toque

President George W. Bush enjoys pie a la mode; former president Bill Clinton's sweet tooth ran to cherry tarts.

For the past 25 years, it has been White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier's job to tickle the taste buds of his powerful bosses.

But the 60-year-old native of France hangs up his white hat on July 30 and goes on tour to promote his book of the pastry recipes he has used to satisfy the sugar cravings of five presidents and their families.