Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Obamas - They Like It Local and Fresh Too
Our country's whitehouse is going green in the kitchen! No, not vegetarian, but more local and fresh. Sam Kass, a chicago chef, was hired to cook for the Obamas. He will join the head chef who is a holdover from Mr. Bush. Mr. Kass, one of the new breed of chefs who are concerned about the environment and about poor eating habits in this country, has been quoted as saying people in his profession should take the lead in tackling public health issues. "His cooking was very low key and down to earth and delicious," Kuck says. "It was amazing how you could just have this one bowl of soup and it was like nothing you had ever eaten. Sam would buy the ingredients from the farmers' market. He is very accessible and down to earth, very enthusiastic about organic food and all the food issues that we are facing." Civil Eats, a sustainable eating website, has an interesting article about Mr. Kass joining the white house staff. Farmer's Markets in DC, like Fresh Food Market, will never be the same! Eleanor Roosevelt - your greening of the white house has been revived!