Amanda Hesser wants Michelle Obama to cook.
It would be great if Michelle or Barak loved to cook. But they don't. One of the things that I think is just so likable about Michelle is that she doesn't seem to pretend to be anything but herself. Barak too but that's a different subject for another blog.
What MO does love is good food, and I love her for this AND especially for making it so public. The previous WH residents apparently did so also--but kept this a well-guarded secret. So huge kudos to them for saying yes to anti-industrial food in such a public manner.
Full disclosure, I am a fan of Amanda Hesser's. She is the right person to write this op ed. I do disagree that Michelle or anyone else needs to become a chef, or even be trained by a chef to learn to feed themselves and their family well. Although I do think a chef is a far better than the conventional approach: a nutritionist or god forbid, a RD, Register Dietician. I could go on and on about this...and will, but suffice to say right now...it's great to have this open for a true discussion.