Pinay chef feasts on Obamas’ healthy diet
WASHINGTON, DC—US President Barack Obama likes simple meals with fish, steamed vegetables and brown rice.
This and other interesting details were shared by Cristeta Pasia Comerford, the Filipino executive chef at the White House, in an interview with the Inquirer at the famous address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Cris, as she is called by her family and colleagues, has been top toque since 2005 when she was appointed by First Lady Laura Bush. Last January, the Obamas decided to retain Comerford as their chef and partner for healthy eating.
In a statement announcing that Comerford would stay on as the administration’s head chef, Michelle Obama noted that the Filipino, who grew up in Sampaloc, Manila, is “also the mom of a young daughter.” The First Lady stated, “I appreciate our shared perspective on the importance of healthy eating and healthy families.”
This of course is interesting to me because I eat mainly fish each dy cooked the Filipino way mostly or some times Chinese dishes. I feel that my diet will extend my life, but more important I enjoy Asian food especially main of the Filipino fish dishes.