Posts Tagged ‘Cristeta Comerford’

Hu’s Coming to Dinner?

In case you were wondering what was on the menu at Wednesday night's state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao, according to The Washington Post, "executive chef Cristeta Comerford and pastry chef Bill Yosses created a menu of pear salad with goat cheese, poached Maine lobster, rib-eye and old-fashioned—how American—apple pie with vanilla ice cream. […]

Critics of Iron Chef America, White House Edition, Wonder If the Fix Was In

If you haven't yet had a chance, like Y&H, to watch the Iron Chef America episode in which the not-so-secret ingredient is the White House vegetable garden, you might want to stop reading now. Otherwise, you'll never forgive me for what I'm about to do: reveal the winner in the star-studded cook-off that pitted Mario "Orange Crush" […]

Should Have Seen This Coming: ‘Iron Chef’ Visits White House for ‘Kitchen Garden’ Challenge

Comerford and Flay get fresh (veggies) in the White House garden. Jeesh, speaking of predictions, Y&H should have guessed this would happen as soon as the White House broke ground on its kitchen garden in March: Iron Chef America has trotted out three of its, ahem, heaviest hitters to cook a meal from ingredients plucked […]

The Obamas Hire Their Own Personal Chef, After All

Marian Burros has a nice scoop today for the New York Times, reporting that "Sam Kass, a private chef for the Obamas while they were living in Chicago, is now working in the White House." This news comes just a few weeks after the First Family opted to retain Cristeta Comerford as White House chef. […]

Another Feather in Ruta’s Cap: White House Chef Prognosticator

Barack Obama's transition team has just announced that it will retain current White House chef, Cristeta Comerford, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Philippines. Hate to tell you, but Palena chef and owner Frank Ruta, a former White House cook himself, virtually predicted such a thing back in November when Young & Hungry contacted him. […]