Edible Mount Vernon

Speaking of Mt. Vernon, which you may recall we were doing earlier this week, it’s time for the annual Mt. Vernon gingerbread house, courtesy of former White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. In this YouTube video, Chef Mesnier explains how he goes about creating a scale model of George Washington’s house and outbuildings, using some heavy-duty carpentry saws, 200 pounds of gingerbread, marzipan, and chocolate, and of course hours of patient and detailed labor.

Democrats, Republicans, Progressives, Tea Parties, Greens, Independents, etc., I think one thing we can all agree with is that “there is no Christmas holiday without gingerbread.”

Categories: Historic Preservation

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