Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Inside the White House kitchen
Last night, the President and First Lady hosted their first state dinner -- a reception for the nation's governors in the State Dining Room.
Before the dinner, First Lady Michelle Obama met with some students of the local L'Academie de Cuisine and introduced them to Cris Comerford, the White House Executive Chef, and Bill Yosses, the head pastry chef.
"When you grow something yourself and it's close and it's local, oftentimes it tastes really good," Mrs. Obama said. "And when you're dealing with kids, for example, you want to get them to try that carrot. Well, if it tastes like a real carrot and it's really sweet, they're going to think that it's a piece of candy. So my kids are more inclined to try different vegetables if they're fresh and local and delicious."
Fun fact: the President loves scallops.