Let me be clear about this, I really don't care what Michelle Obama's favorite food is. What, when, where and how much Mrs. Obama choses to eat is none of my business (even if it is on my tab) and I live in eager anticipation of the day when she is no longer in a position to influence what the rest of us are eating.
This past weekend as Mrs. Obama was providing cover for her latest vacation by joining a roundtable discussion at Ma'o Organic Farms in Hawaii when she revealed that her favorite meal is "arugula and steak." FLOTUS spoke about how American children need to "get their palates adjusted" so they will cheerfully submit to an Obama approved diet. Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative is her way of fundamentally transforming the eating habits of our nation's children. Was Michelle telling the truth about arugula and steak being her favorite food?
During this year's Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House Barack Obama said that when he asked Michelle what her favorite food was (apparently he didn't know) she told him "Ah, Mexican food." In an attempt at humor Mr. Obama risked spousal rage by blurting out "You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale." We don't have to take Barack's word for it because during an event at a Latin American charter school in Washington, Michelle told the audience "Oh, let me tell you, Mexican food is my favorite food in the whole wide world. I think I'm on the record."
This past June as Mrs. Obama was providing cover for her African vacation by attending an event in Cape Town she was asked by one of the children what her favorite food is. In a stunning revelation the first lady told the audience "if I picked one favorite, favorite food, it's French fries." Mrs. Obama emphatically added "I can't stop eating them." During the 2008 Democratic convention Val Jarrett told the CBS Early Show that Michelle's favorite food was indeed French fires, which supports this summer's Cape Town confession.
Apparently Mrs. Obama just can't make up her mind what her favorite food really is. Lucky for Michelle, her young palate was not fundamentally transformed by a power mad amateur dietician, which leaves her free to explore a wide range of dining options and like her husband she can adjust her message to fit the audience. Hey, don't get between Michelle and a plate of ham hocks and black eyed peas, or an order of Peking duck, or linguini and clam sauce or perhaps some white fish.