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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
March 23, 2006

Dinner Menu for the Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth

Gratin of Oysters
Shaved Virginia Country Ham
"If you would have guests merry with cheer, be so yourself, or so at least appear."*

Elysian Fields Lamb
Bordeaux Reduction
Macaroni with Minted Peas
"Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great us; a right heart exceeds all."*

Tom Thumb Lettuce
Pickled French Radishes
Shallot-Cider Vinaigrette
"Hunger is the best pickle."*

Strawberry-Rhubarb Fool
Almond Tuile Keys
"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart."*

* Poor Richard's Almanack

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