Iron Chef is playing in Michelle Obama’s garden and we think it’s just swell!
The popular Food Network program has taped a special episode using produce from the White House garden to help promote local and organic food. The episode will also feature Mrs. Obama discussing her crusade to reduce childhood obesity through better school lunches, community gardens, farmers’ markets and exercise.
Mario Batali, perhaps not the most health-conscious man in America, told the New York Times:
“What’s exciting for us is this is the first time I can remember the White House taking an active interest in doing something about diet and health. They understand this kind of P.R.”
He continued, “If we don’t do something about how kids eat soon, it will be simply the largest problem facing this country.”
The show will premiere Jan. 3 on the Food Network, with Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef, and Bobby Flay going up against the combined forces of Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse.
Get ready to get your vegetables on!