The Incidental Impact of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the Revival of French Food in America

By Melissa Ocepek, William Aspray and George Royer.

Published by Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Using political and cultural history, the paper traces the influence of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on food and nutrition in the United States. The paper compares Jacqueline Kennedy with Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama, looks at the use of the bully pulpit of the White House by various first ladies in the 20th and 21st centuries, places this work in the context of presidential and Congressional food politics in the Eisenhower through Johnson administrations, and places Jacqueline Kennedy in the context of other important American food figures of the 1960s.

Keywords: Food History, Bully Pulpit, French Restaurants, Jacqueline Kennedy, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2014, pp.11-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 431.597KB)).

Melissa Ocepek

Doctoral Student, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Prof. William Aspray

Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

George Royer

Doctoral Student, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA