Ta Daaa! ( News from the White House kitchen)
This just in. The Obamas finesse it again.
Instead of saying she would replace the current White House chef (Christeta Comerford) with a high profile sustainability star, Michelle announced – some time ago – that that they had asked Comerford to stay on. Explanation: she shares the Obamas’ interest in promoting local agriculture and healthful food.
Then they quietly bring in Sam Kass, a young private chef from Chicago ( their private chef from Chicago, from the sound of it) who will cook, as the New York Times puts it, “alongside” Ms. Comerford. You will not be surprised to learn that Sustainability-R-him. Read the announcement here. Read about Mr. Kass’s philosophy here.