Obama Foodorama shares the President's election anniversary; it was started on Election Night 2008, right after the election was "called" at 8:15 PM Pacific time.
In the past year, Ob Fo has had the pleasure of covering the (exhausting!) amount of food and Ag initiatives emerging from the Obama White House, the USDA, and The Hill.
There was no way of knowing when the blog started waaaaay back on Nov. 4, 2008, intending to be a one-post-a-day diary, that First Lady Michelle Obama was going to have a nutrition and health agenda...plant a garden...visit soup kitchens...discuss childhood obesity and school lunches on a regular basis...or that she'd allow her Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford to compete on Iron Chef America, or that she'd actually have a Food Initiative Coordinator, Sam Kass....etc. etc. etc.
A little bit amusingly, despite Mrs. Obama's constant presence on the blog, our celebratory cupcakes this morning were decorated with President Obama's image; these were being sold last night as Obama Election anniversary treats. We're still waiting for someone to create the sine qua non of Michelle Obama Foodie Homage (the Michelle Melt is swell, but it doesn't look like her...).
Thanks so much to all the Readers who sent in birthday wishes this morning...that was a nice surprise!