Does the Secret Service protect the Presidential vegetables?
Nate Berkus, host of NBC's The Nate Berkus Show, visited the White House during the October 5th Fall Harvest of First Lady Michelle Obama's Kitchen Garden, and he got a special tour from Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass. Berkus also interviewed the First Lady and cooked soup in the kitchen with Executive Chef Cris Comerford (the recipe and video is here). The special White House episode aired on Monday, and to date it is the best visit by a TV series. (Above: Kass and Berkus in the Kitchen Garden)
There's an amusing moment near the end of the tour when Berkus asks if the Secret Service is involved with the garden.
"Does the Secret service protect these cabbages from rabbits and things like that?" Berkus asks.
"Yes, I hold them to task. If a bird gets a tomato, I'm all over them," Kass responds, laughing. "I'm just kidding. They have more important people to protect than our tomatoes."
Click here for more videos of Kass giving Kitchen Garden tours. "American Grown," Mrs. Obama's forthcoming book about the Kitchen Garden, will be released in April of 2012.
*Photo & video from The Nate Berkus Show