Obama Reaches Out to Locavores, Drunks

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The Obamas are putting their family chef, Sam Kass, to work with current White House chef Cristeta Comerford. Kass put in time at Eric Riperts Avec in Chicago before founding a private chef service that prides itself on serving clean, healthy food sourced mainly from local farms. Mmmmkay, Alice Waters? Also! John Dickerson at Slate is psyched that Obama is holding cocktail parties at the White House, since its a departure from Bushs teetotaling and a return to a rich tradition of presidential drunks such as LBJ, who was apparently a fan of the go-cup.

Obamas Bring Their Chicago Chef to the White House [Caucus/NYT]
Obama Raises the Bar [Slate]
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