It is exceedingly surreal to watch Redcoats playing the Star-Spangled Banner, and in Buckingham Palace no less! ;)
Obamas Hire Chef From Chicago: “Sam Kass, who cooked for the Obamas in Chicago, is one of the new breed of chefs who are concerned about the environment and about poor eating habits in America.”
Mr. Kass’s appointment should please chefs like Alice Waters, who have lobbied the Obamas to set an example for the rest of the country by emphasizing food that is healthy, local and sustainable. It further suggests that a vegetable garden on the White House grounds, another of Ms. Waters’s dreams, could be on the horizon.
(Via NYT > Dining & Wine.)
This animated video is part of the “Eat the View” campaign to turn part of the White House’s 18 acre lawn back into an edible landscape. The video tells the story of the “America’s Garden” from 1800 when President John Adams planted the first “first vegetables” to feed his own family to the present day.
It ends by peeking optimistically into the future when President Obama, seeing how our world is changing, announces plans to replant America’s garden, inspiring countless citizens to grow some of their own delicious, healthy, and environmentally responsible food.