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reply to post by ketsuko
It seem the White House pastry chef is as fed up with Michelle's healthy food policy as the rest of the us.
He was a holdover from the Bush administration, and Michelle Obama ordered him to use fruit purees and agave syrup and small plates. He played along, but eventually got tired of not ever using a pastry chef's main weapons.
I hate to break up your anti-Obama party but you're completely WRONG.
Michelle Obama’s pastry chef is quitting to become an advocate for healthy food
The New York Times is reporting that Bill Yosses, the White House’s executive pastry chef, is leaving in June for New York — partly to be with his husband, and partly to put together “a group and foundation of like-minded creative people” for promoting healthy food in schools. Here’s more from the Times on Yosses’ evolution from butter and cream to berries and whole grains:
Hired by Laura Bush in 2007, when he was already acclaimed in New York for the raspberry and pear souffles he created at restaurants like Montrachet and Bouley, Mr. Yosses began moving beyond the traditional sugar sculptures and cookie plates after Mrs. Obama arrived at the White House. He was directed to make more healthful desserts, and in smaller portions, that were to be served only sparingly to the first family.
Mr. Yosses began experimenting with alternatives to what he called “the usual blitzkrieg” of butter and cream. Now, he said, “we replace butter with fruit purée, which gives some body.” He often uses honey and agave in place of sugar, has added whole grains to desserts and is considering heirloom varieties of whole wheat without the bitterness of wheat bran and germ in modern whole-wheat flour.
Mr. Yosses has also been inspired by the White House garden, where he has chosen from a cornucopia of strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb, figs, papaya, carrots, sweet potatoes and herbs like lemon thyme flowers, lavender and pineapple sage. Nearby is honey from the White House beehives. The result — oatmeal bars, baked apples and pear-quince cobblers, among many others — will have a lasting impact on his eating habits, as will Mrs. Obama.
So, he's not leaving the White House because he's unhappy with his job. He's leaving for bigger and better things, things that just happen to be along the lines of Mrs. Obama's healthy projects!
How about we don't overreact to a non-issue. Michelle wanted the chef to make a pastries a certain way, and she and the chef had a disagreement and the chef left as a result. Not everything has to turn into a Obama-Bashing thread.
Guess it is good to be 'queen' of the empire.
Ordering the little people around like they own them, and all that jazz.
Still think the Obama's is just 'one of the people' ?
Between the king, and queen of the empire how anyone still thinks they 'represent' the middle class, and the poor ?
Are not paying attention to reality.
How about if Michele doesn't like the food their CHEF prepares she can step right in that kitchen, and do what everyone else does.
reply to post by ketsuko
This is some crazy ass partisanship when the right wing outlets pounce on a effen Pastry Chef leaving as a springboard for knocking the first lady...yet again...for giving a crap about the sad, diabetic state of the country.