Because the Obamas weren’t getting quite enough media coverage, they’ve decided to also take over the Food Network:
First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged Iron chefs Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse to a Super Chef Battle at the White House. The Iron Chef stars will be pitted against White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, and Bobby Flay. The two-hour special will premier Sunday January 3rd, 2010 at 8pm. In true Farm-to-Table style, the challenge will involve creating a meal for America with the White House Kitchenâ€™s local produce.
Is it a Freudian Slip when Emeril Lagasse refers to President Obama as “the Chairman”? I got kind of a creepy Mao vibe there — it’s either that or Emeril thinks Sinatra still hangs out at the White House:
(h/t Allah at Hot Air)