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Former White House Chef Sam Kass on American Food Trends

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

During his White House tenure, Kass took on several additional roles around food policy including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign. Kass is also the first person in the history of the White House to have had a position in the Executive Office of the President and the Residence.

School Food Fight: My Interview with Senator Debbie Stabenow

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, has consistently been a strong advocate for fed...

Why I Went to the Paris Climate Talks

Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

There was hope when the head of outdoor gear company, Patagonia, suggested we mend our torn jackets rather than replace them. There was hope when Darian Rodriguez Heyman, a head of the UN's Impact Investing Global Summit, said a new, green economy was already starting to grow.

Michelle Obama Banned Chelsea Clinton's Favorite Dish From The White House

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Despite her daughters' love of macaroni and cheese, first lady Michelle Obama reveals in a new interview that she barred the boxed treat from the Whit...

Meatless Monday: Filling Michael Pollan's Prescription

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In his 2008 book, In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan gave us the prescription in seven words -- "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's that si...

Obama Snubbed At Top Golf Clubs

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

A few of New York’s elite golf clubs wouldn’t let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend because they didn’t want to inconvenience t...

MSNBC Host Married!

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media

MSNBC's Alex Wagner married White House chef Sam Kass on Saturday. The wedding took place at Blue Hill at Stone Barns outside of New York City, acc...

There Really Is a Food Revolution Taking Place In America

Mike Metallo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Home
Mike Metallo

Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community.

PHOTO: Obama Gets Animated On The Golf Course

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., Aug 11 (Reuters) - The lanky man on the golf course wearing shorts and a white ballcap reacted to the narrowly missed putt by lif...

11 Chefs Changing the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Each of these 11 chefs is a pioneer in the sustainability movement. Let their food philosophies serve as an inspiration for your own Independence Day festivities!

Hickenlooper Questions Use Of Honey In White House Beer

Posted 09.08.2012 | Denver

Democrat John Hickenlooper may be one of the nation's most popular governors, but he's not a very sweet guy... when it comes to beer, that is. On ...

WATCH: Sam Kass Talks Cooking For The First Family

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

It seems like every food lover has a little bit of a crush on Sam Kass, the assistant chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives for ...

First Lady and Sam Kass Talk Child Nutrition on Today

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

One of the advantages we enjoy here in Iowa is that we get to see our presidential candidates and their families up close and personal during our cauc...

Sam Kass: The White House Chef Digs All Things Locavore

nytimes.com | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Still, proponents of sustainable farming and locally grown, organic foods are cheering Mr. Kass on. Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill in Greenwich Vil...

Sam Kass, White House Chef, Works To Fight Child Obesity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sam Kass and President Obama go way back. Kass cooked for Obama for two years before he was elected president and has been heavily involved in tending...

Hip, Hip! Very Good (Food Policy) Fellow Visits White House Garden

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Today, Roger Doiron presents a compost-able list of signatures from people who supported his campaign to plant a White House edible garden, or wanted to thank the first family for their efforts.

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation Day 3: Golf With White House Chef Sam Kass, Obamamania Sweeps The Island (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE: On Tuesday night, the Obamas stepped out for dinner at the Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday night. Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Eri...

The Only Thing Toxic About The White House Kitchen Garden Is The Misinformation: Scientists Correct The Record On Contamination

Eddie Gehman Kohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eddie Gehman Kohan

No one is being poisoned by eating the bounty of wonderful crops that have been grown in the White House Kitchen Garden, period.

Sam Kass, Chef Will Follow Obamas To The White House

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Kass, the Obamas' personal chef from Chicago, will continue his culinary services for the First Family in the White House. However, Kass will not...