The Obama Diet: The First Foodie Family

Alice Waters, who has been trying for years to get Presidents from Clinton to Obama to get on board with her vision of fresh, local, seasonal, organic food for all (read her letters to Clinton and Obama here), should be happy: it seems like her efforts are finally bearing fruit. (Pun intended.)

It turns out that, although Clinton did not sow an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, as Alice requested, ex-White House chef (for Clinton and Bush) Walter Scheib wrote in a letter to the New York Times that, indeed, not only was there “a small garden on the roof of the White House where produce was grown,” but also “nearly all the product used [in the White House kitchen] was obtained from local growers and suppliers,” including the frequently-used “wagyu and grass-fed beef,” one of Waters' main concerns.

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