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[文化博览] 【整理】2011-01-17 奥普拉秀:走进白宫的圣诞节 Christmas Oprah—5

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And now we are, we are gonna go over to the state dining room. So here’s in the state room, this is a long-held tradition—the White House ginger bread.
House? Is it really ginger bread?
Yes, and…
Hi.
Hi.
This is Bill Yosses, who is the head pastry chef, he is to blame for any additional calories I brought on here. (come on.)

White house executive pastry chef Bill Yosses and his team spent months planning, crafting and assembling this year’s white chocolate-covered ginger bread masterpiece.

This year’s ginger bread house took us six weeks to build, it weighs approximately 390 pounds. 140 pounds of that is the ginger bread which is the foundation inside. And then another 250 pounds of white chocolate on the outside. This year we’ve used Ms. Obama’s vegetable garden as the thematic part of the ginger bread house.

The ginger bread house tradition started in 1969 with the Nixon’s. Their small candy house didn’t get much attention, but over the years, the first family’s ginger bread house has become the main attraction in the state dining room. Each presidential family has also added their own personal touch: a mailbox with Jimmy Carter’s name on it, a path made out of jelly beans as sonar to President Reagan’s favorite candy, and Millie the dog made out of marzipan for first lady Barbara Bush, and sitting outside of this year’s house, there’s that handsome Bo.

So now we are coming into the red room, speaking of traditions, this room….

It is red.

It is red.

It is really red.

So it’s very clear, but one of the traditions is that this room has generally been decorated in some way with cranberries. We maintain that with this particular decoration.

I love these ideas. Are these dry cranberries?

Yeah. They are just kind of brilliant idea.

They are beautiful.

Beautiful.

I just noticed at the president’s oval office, there’s dry hydrangeas inside the trees, I like that idea too.

You’ll see that throughout, the dry, there’s dry hydrangeas here, in the trees, in the state room as well.

Yes, in there too.

But you have to start drying them really…cause it takes a lot of work.

Could take at least a week.

Yes, right.

You can’t start now. But this is a good idea for your hydrangeas bushes.

That’s right. That’s what I mean.

Ok, so from the red room to the blue room.

This is where the grand trees is, this is my favorite tree. And isn’t it interesting when you look from the outside, it looks like this tree goes on forever.
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