Students from DC's Harriet Tubman Elementary School join First Lady for photo spread...
The July online edition of Better Homes and Gardens magazine features a photo spread of First Lady Michelle Obama enjoying a Kitchen Garden-inspired lunch with students from DC's Harriet Tubman Elementary School. The magazine visited the White House during the Spring planting in March of 2011, and created healthy, kid-friendly dishes for the luncheon, which included carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, prepared for the feature by the White House chefs. BHG also interviews Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass. He spoke about the impact of Mrs. Obama's veggiecation project, and gave tips for home gardeners. (Above: Mrs. Obama and the kids toast with bottles of juice at the luncheon)
Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford, Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and Kass have adopted the Tubman school under Mrs. Obama's Chefs Move to Schools project, a component of the Let's Move! campaign that marries professional chefs to public schools. The kids featured in the photos have been harvest and planting helpers in Mrs. Obama's Kitchen Garden this year. (Above: The luncheon delights)
The recipe link at BHG that accompanies the photo spread, however, takes readers to recipes from 2009, and doesn't ID which were served at the White House. The BHG photo gallery includes photos shot by Obama Foodorama's Eddie Gehman Kohan.
Mrs. Obama's most recent Kitchen Garden event was the Three Sisters Harvest and Planting on June 3, when the First Lady and American Indian children harvested vegetables that were used to create the State Dinner in honor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Above: A tableau featuring an invitation to the lunch
*Photos from Better Homes and Gardens