"I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs": White House Pastry Chef Quits

In a White House scandal that easily rivals the one attached to "Barney's Holiday Extravaganza" in 2006, the presidential pastry chef is quitting. Among other reasons, Bill Yosses cites First Lady Michelle Obama's emphasis on healthy eating, telling The New York Times:

“I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs."

Some background on Yosses:

Hired by Laura Bush in 2007, when he was already acclaimed in New York for the raspberry and pear soufflés he created at restaurants like Montrachet and Bouley, Mr. Yosses began moving beyond the traditional sugar sculptures and cookie plates after Mrs. Obama arrived at the White House. He was directed to make more healthful desserts, and in smaller portions, that were to be served only sparingly to the first family.

The Times reports that he is "now headed [back] to New York with an aim to teach children and adults about eating better." And he's got nothing but praise for Michelle Obama's management style and agenda:

“She has done it with humor and good will, without preaching, just the way you would hope the ‘Mom in chief’ would do,” Mr. Yosses said. He called her “definitely an inspiring boss, a combination of spontaneity and seriousness.”

Hmm, what sort of adult wouldn't want to work for a "Mom in chief"? And what sort of citizen wouldn't want to live in a country run by pols who treat them like children?

Full story here.

Hat tip: Instapundit and Reason's own P.M. Links.

Related: "Lady Obama Patriotically Fights Obesity One Cinnamon Roll at a Time, Has Clearly Seen Animal House But Not Stripes"

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sounds like he's going to be voting Christie in '16.

  • Swiss Servator, mehr Sprüngli||

    Bette for business...

  • Paul.||

    This comment has a kind of genius to it.

  • Mainer2||

    She sounds bossy to me

  • Almanian!||

    RACI....I mean SEXIST!!!

  • Pro Libertate||

    Do not let them eat cake.

  • Ivan Pike Trolle||

    just the way you would hope the ‘Mom in chief’ would do,”

    Except she is not the 'mom in chief.' She is mom to two people. If she wants to limit them, that is her business, but she has no business telling others how to live.

  • Matrix||

    You obviously need to be sent to a reeducation camp. And how dare you disrespect her AUTHORITAH!


  • Lady Bertrum||

    From the NYT: Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.


  • Jordan||

    *Shocked face*

    BUT CONSENSUS! Only flat earthers believe that the Lipid Hypothesis is fraudulent bullshit.

  • Matrix||


    *eats stick of butter* Mmmmm *chest pains* Ugh! They lied! *dead* X_X

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Skinny pastry chef. All you need to know right there.

  • William of Purple||

  • avance||

    This article is very misleading. Your story makes it seem like the chef left because of a conflict between his and the first lady's values. But the actual story reveals that he was so inspired by her requests, and learned so much from it, that he's moving to teach what he's learned to a wider audience. Why did you keep all of the positive out of your story? I will stop following your news if this is the direction things are heading here.

  • ||

    Mom in chief?



  • statesidemonk||

    The chef will receive an audit, have his digital life ransacked, and put on the presidential kill list.


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