Will Obama change the White House garden?
When Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Danny Meyer called for a new White House chef to make locally grown, organic products, little did they know that the current White House chef had been doing exactly that since 2005. [Updated 1/21: The NYT sums up the debate.]
"It turns out the gastronomers didn't have their facts straight, so they ended up with egg on their faces," says Newsweek.If there's already a kitchen garden at the White House, is it really important to have a Victory Garden on the lawn? Won't that just be another symbolic victory at a time when the country needs substantial change (more than harnessing "the soil to fuel our cars")? Or would unmaking the National Archives to recreate the bustling public Center Market be too DC, too fake, too regal – when a humble garden is the change we need? And, in light of all these suggested gastronomic or agricultural changes, maybe it's time for another question:
Is it really incumbent upon a president to serve as a model eater for the nation? via WashPo.