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.
Next public appearance
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here