by Marion Nestle
Dec 10 2012

The edible White House: and what a swell (political) party!

I was lucky enough to be invited to a holiday reception at the White House last week to see the decorations up close and the President and First Lady from a distance.

Never mind the Christmas trees in every room.  The gingerbread house!*


It comes with its very own garden, hoop houses, beehive, and kale:

The candy vegetables were not to be eaten.

But the cookies most definitely were.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and well nourished holiday season!

*Obama Foodorama explains how White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and his colleagues created this masterpiece.


  • B.
  • December 10, 2012
  • 4:18 pm

Bo seems to be out of scale next to the White House!

  • Cathy Richards
  • December 10, 2012
  • 5:20 pm

What a wonderful, cheerful, political post! It’s not very often you get to say those three words together.

I am sharing with all my foodie friends/groups. The “edible veggie garden” (such a beautifully redundant way to describe this confection) is absolutely fabulous.

Thank you so much for sharing Marion! Happy holidays!

  • Anthro
  • December 12, 2012
  • 3:21 pm

The little garden is just precious! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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