“Allez Cuisine!” with First Lady Michelle Obama

Anyone catch the season finale of the Next Iron Chef America with Chef Mehta versus Chef Garces ?

Well, if you are anything like me, I wasn’t SUPER stoked on either of the finalists. Yes, both are quite talented and had some high points in the season but in my book, they were no Iron Chef Sakai or Iron Chef Morimoto. Though, let’s be honest, that didn’t stop me from watching the competition every week. 🙂

However, what really peaked my interest was a commercial they showed during the finale for an upcoming 2-hour special of Iron Chef America that will be shown on January 3, 2010. A chef duo battle with Iron Chef America Mario Batali & Emeril Lagasse versus Iron Chef America Bobby Flay & White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford is scheduled to take place. The commercial not only promised that the secret ingredient would be amazing but a guest would also be of “national security”.

Of course, that peaked this gal’s interest……and after a little snooping around, I found that First Lady Michelle Obama will challenge the Chefs to use the White House Kitchen Garden’s to create 5 courses to showcase ULTIMATE American meals. I LOVE ME SOME MICHELLE OBAMA!

First Lady Michelle Obama (Vogue March 2009)

I’m equally excited to see more of the White House Kitchen Garden’s as it falls directly in line with President Obama’s charge to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to combat child hunger and improve the health and nutrition of children across the country.

According to Emerils.com:

“Installed in the spring of 2009 under the Obama Administration, The White House Kitchen Garden measures approximately 1100 square feet and is located on the west side of the South Lawn. The four-season herb, fruit and vegetable garden features 75 varieties of seeds planted in slightly raised beds using succession planting methods. Cultivated by White House staff and volunteers, produce from the garden and honey from the adjacent beehives are available to the White House Chefs for preparing meals for the First Family and for official functions, and all extra food is donated to Miriam’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen near the White House.”

EXCITING!!! You know what this gal will be doing January 3rd at 8pm. 🙂


2 thoughts on ““Allez Cuisine!” with First Lady Michelle Obama

  1. very cool!

    i agree about the finale. was bored to tears. the dishes were not what i expected for the finale from the next potential iron chefs.

    can’t wait to see the upcoming battle you referenced. here’s a question to pose to your readers on your blog: which chefs would you like to see paired with an iron chef in the next big battle?

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