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The Trumps Are Serving Jambalaya to the French President Tonight

Plus, Gov. John Bel Edwards might be the only Democrat on the guest list

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The Trumps are planning to entertain French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigette, with jambalaya during their state visit dinner tonight. Like other elements of the visit, the menu “symbolically honors the relationship between the United States and France.”

The White House hasn’t released details of the jambalaya, other than that White House chef Cristeta Comerford will prepare it with Carolina Gold rice. Other menu items include a rack of lamb, and a nectarine tart with créme fraiche ice cream. They’ll serve it on Clinton-era White House china.

The 120-person guest list for the dinner hasn’t been released, but the New York Times reports that no congressional Democrats are on it. The only Democrat known to be on the list right now? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Comerford has held the White House chef position since 2005, when former First Lady Laura Bush appointed her. During the Obama years, she bested Louisiana mega-chef Emeril Lagasse on an episode of Iron Chef. Comerford is the first female to serve as executive chef on the White House.

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