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Michelle Obama and Cristeta Comerford Host White House Kitchen Tour

Michelle Obama Gives White House Kitchen Tour

Yesterday, before the National Governors Association Dinner — President Barack Obama's first official dinner at the White House — First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford opened up the White House kitchen to reporters from the New York Times and top students from L'Academie de Cuisine, a culinary school in nearby Gaithersburg, MD. Along with First Lady Obama, Comerford, Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and former Obama private chef Sam Kass gave the community an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in the White House kitchen before a large event, and even sampled dishes, from citrus salad with watermelon radishes to Chesapeake crab agnolotti. Then the first lady opened up the floor for questions, asking the first: "Actually, how do you become executive chef of the White House?" she inquired. To watch the video and get a glimpse into the White House kitchen,


Obama also spoke more about the White House kitchen's focus on local produce — as well as the first family's White House dining preferences. For instance, the Nantucket scallops are the president's favorite, while the first lady prefers the "mean waffles and grits." After watching the video, I'm impressed by Michelle Obama's community-outreach efforts as well as her down-to-earth sensibility. Do you agree?


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kitchenrenovation1 kitchenrenovation1 5 years
Michelle you are really great. You are best example of good human nature.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
This was really good. I'm so jealous of the First Family and especially Mrs. Obama being able to have someone make fresh, healthy, low in fat but high in flavor foods for them!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
ashantixoxo ashantixoxo 8 years
Dang!!!!! Mrs O's zoooooo toned arms are awesome. I have to up my push-up repetoire asap!!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Wow, how great would that be to have a student and have this type of experience. This was a very interesting video. I agree with Il and G about the openness.
lengel lengel 8 years
oh wow, dream job!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
GKitty GKitty 8 years
This was a great video, I have often times wondered about the food service at the WH. I agree with ilanac23, the openess about the WH day to day operations adds to my understanding and yes there is more to life than politial stuff!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that it's nice to see that we get to see more a real family type thing with this presidency since we haven't had much of that in the last 8 years. i guess it's all just a matter of 'change in guard' right?
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