I love the elitist tone of the New York Times. Because in their worldview, there are only two groups of people: "the wealthy" and "ordinary and struggling families." The difference being one shops at Whole Foods, where you can buy at least five varities of any particular fruit or vegetable - flown in from global growing seasons, carbon footprint de damned - and the other shops at a chain grocery store, like Piggly Wiggly.
In her first weeks in the White House, Mrs. Obama has emerged as a champion of healthy food and healthy living. She has praised community vegetable gardens, opened up her own kitchen to show off the White House chefs’ prowess with vegetables and told stories about feeding less fattening foods to her daughters.
White House officials say the focus on healthy living will be a significant item on Mrs. Obama’s agenda, which already includes supporting working families and military spouses. As the nation battles an obesity epidemic and a hard-to-break taste for oversweetened and oversalted dishes, her message is clear: Fresh, nutritious foods are not delicacies to be savored by the wealthy, but critical components of the diets of ordinary and struggling families.
I'm thinking Michelle is never going to be seen in a store with a name like Piggly Wiggly.
But good for her - she likes to keep it green and organic. And to make life even more simplified, she has an entire White House kitchen crew to help her.
Ms. Reichl [editor of Gourmet magazine] would like the White House kitchen to issue regular news releases that describe what the first couple and their daughters are eating. (Then parents across the country could tell their children, “You know, Malia and Sasha were eating salad yesterday. ...”)
Malia and Sasha are going to get their asses pounded in the school yard. Oh wait, that's right - they go to an exclusive private school where no doubt the children there are equally treated to fresh, organic food. Or, at least that is what their parents believe the nannies are feeding their kids, never realizing that Lupe is keeping little Octavia quiet during Lupe's afternoon telenovela by giving Octavia a tasty bag of chicharrones to munch on.