The President’s plate has undoubtedly made waves in Washington. From chili to ice cream and every choice in between, what President Obama is eating has come to represent more than the preferences of his personal palette.
“While Obama’s been eating, he’s also slowly teased a culinary identity out of DC, an unintentional but pivotal side effect. In a place that’s not quite northern or southern, DC has historically had a hard time expressing an epicurean self. It doesn’t really have a signature dish, like the Baltimore crabcake or Maine lobster roll. The closest is the half-smoke, the sausage/hot-dog hybrid that Obama had at Ben’s Chili Bowl. But to most Washingtonians, it’s something that comes out of a warm-water bath from a sidewalk vendor. Most can’t even identify what’s in it or what should go on it.”
Gourmet Live unveils how The Commander in Chief’s culinary choices are shaping a new culinary capital in America.
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