Sam Kass Acts as Presidential Chef & Advisor; First Lady on ‘Iron Chef America’


Apparently, we’ve all been eating sushi the wrong way. You shouldn’t use chopsticks — it’s finger food. And keep the wasabi out of your soy sauce. For more tips, attend The Story of Sushi author Trevor Corson’s sushi appreciation class at Jewel Bako.
[NY Times]

White House chef Sam Kass is not just responsible for what the first family eats. He also advises the president on child nutrition legislation, funding streams for the school lunch program, and the best tactics to fight childhood obesity.
[NY Times]

A-Rod’s girlfriend, Kate Hudson, revealed in the U.K. edition of Elle that she believes all men want is sex and a sandwich. The starlet summed it up with, “If you had a bubble above their head, they’d be thinking about game scores, masturbation, and food.”
[NY Daily News]

An episode of Iron Chef America was filmed at the White House. Michelle Obama has a cameo, announcing the challenge: the cheftestants must use an ingredient that grows in the White House garden. The episode airs January 3.
[NY Times]

A new book, Indochine: Stories, Shaken and Stirred documents the 25-year lifespan of the restaurant. It’s on the shelves now.
[NY Post]