If your Thanksgiving dinner is lacking in pie, it’s because the Obama family has a monopoly on all the pies in America!
After the First Family chows down on the turkey that was not pardoned for its crime of “having delicious bird parts,” as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver put it, they’re going to have some pretty incredible pastries!
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Just in time to work on the elaborate holiday gingerbread house, Susan E. Morrison has just been named the new executive pastry chef at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first time a woman has been appointed to that position.
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You would think that having the President of the United States, the First Lady and 250 guests over for dinner would make any chef really nervous. Well, not if you’re White Street N.Y.C.’s executive chef Floyd Cardoz.
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Move over, chicken fingers and fries: The winners of Michelle Obama‘s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, who will be honored at a state dinner with the first lady on July 18, have proven that kid-friendly cooking doesn’t have to be pedestrian, predictable or something that comes from a box.
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What makes White House pastry chef Bill Yosses‘ pie crusts so addictive that President Obama, who calls Yosses the “Crustmaster,” joked Monday they must be spiked with crack cocaine? Turns out, it’s a lot of butter. And lard. And cream.