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White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’
The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT by don-o

White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food.

Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions.

Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey and agave. But Yosses was never fully committed to the new policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: baking; billyosses; chef; cookies; greatmothermichelle; health; michelle; michelleobama; mooch; moochelle; nannystate; nutrition; obesity; pastry; sugar; whitehouse; yosses
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Whe need to get to the Hate Crime that’s at the heart of this story.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 11:46:25 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

I think there’s a verse in “Walk on the Wild Side” that applies.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 11:47:38 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: don-o

Way to go, Bill!! No sugar tonight for moochelle.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 11:47:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Whe need to get to the Hate Crime that’s at the heart of this story.”

The MSM would if it was a Republican administration.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 11:48:08 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: don-o

“I am also so grateful to him for his outstanding work, not just as the White House pastry chef, producing the most delectable creations for everything from birthday celebrations to state visits, but also as a key partner helping us get the White House kitchen garden off the ground and building a healthier future for our next generation. I wish Bill and his husband, Charlie, all the best in their future endeavors,” Michelle Obama said.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/white-house-pastry-chef-resigns-i-dont-want-to-demonize-cream-butter-sugar-and-eggs/#ixzz2wLFPf1vs


6 posted on 03/18/2014 11:48:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: headstamp 2
The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007
7 posted on 03/18/2014 11:49:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

The openly gay chef...”

...I’m openly straight and nobody seems to care! How “openly gay” is he anyway? Does he attach “I’m gay” to everything he says?


8 posted on 03/18/2014 11:50:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: don-o

Telling a world class pastry chef how to make pastry takes a lot of crust.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 11:50:50 AM PDT by AU72
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To: albie

A gay pastry chef....Now there’s something you don’t see everyday.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Where was the media trumpeting this back then.

You can bet it would be a big deal now though that he is quitting because of the first lady.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 11:51:24 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: don-o

I’ll bet the real reason is that he knows that she’s scarfing down “bad” food on the side by the truckload and has had lipo suction to hide it.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 11:51:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dfwgator

The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007”

...YOU’D THINK THE BUSH’S WOULD GET A LITTLE CREDIT FROM THE MSM FOR THEIR “TOLERANCE AND DIVERSITY”.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 11:51:56 AM PDT by albie
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To: dfwgator

He really wants to focus on seducing Ron ben-Isreal away from his ...um...boyfriend.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 11:51:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: don-o

When this first caught my eye I quickly looked at who was posting it, thinking it was John Semmons.

If this were fiction, no one would believe it.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 11:52:32 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: albie

I just assumed he was a very happy fellow...


16 posted on 03/18/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: don-o

This would actually be news if he was a “straight” pastry chef.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT by albie
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To: don-o

An artist should use the best tools for his work, not the choice of some opinionated outsider.

I stand with his decision.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 11:55:04 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: albie

I’d like to know why the writer thought the chef being gay had anything to do with why working for that harpie justification enough for leaving.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 11:55:15 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: don-o

He should start a wedding cake business.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 11:55:51 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: don-o

Marxists again demonstrating that they are never happy unless someone else is unhappy!


21 posted on 03/18/2014 11:56:38 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kcvl

Just had to throw that in...Bill and his husband Charlie...


22 posted on 03/18/2014 11:56:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o

Apparently, Wookies don’t like cookies.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 11:58:24 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: don-o

24 posted on 03/18/2014 11:59:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: don-o

I just took a stick of butter out of the freezer. 36 oatmeal cookies for a snack tonight.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 11:59:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: albie
"The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007”

Finally....something that really is Bush's fault!

26 posted on 03/18/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: don-o

May 11, 2010

MICHELLE OBAMA’S first meeting with the White House cooks was nerve-racking for the pastry chef, Bill Yosses.

“The most surprising day of my life,” said Mr. Yosses, who was hired by Laura Bush in 2007.

He said that Mrs. Obama stipulated that dessert would be a rarity, not routine, at family meals, and that portions should be scaled down.

“Maybe I should have been worried about my job,” he said. “But I was just exhilarated.”

In the intervening months, because of Mrs. Obama’s campaign for healthy eating, the first family’s day-to-day meals have taken on national significance. And as his responsibilities have broadened to include apprentice beekeeping, weeding and the pursuit of the perfect pie crust (it includes lard, not Crisco), Mr. Yosses has blossomed along with his role.

On a recent sunny morning, he picked clumps of mint and tended his rhubarb beds in the small garden on the South Lawn. An armed member of the Secret Service’s counter-assault team emerged from a stand of blooming dogwood trees, eyeing him protectively, just as Mr. Yosses eyed tiny sprouts destined for a state dinner on May 19.

Mr. Yosses’ 12-hour days are occupied with the slog familiar to any chef, baking pastries for morning meetings in the West Wing (“which no one ever eats,” he said), adjusting the day’s menu to incorporate ingredients from local farmers (whose identities are secret for security reasons); planning for events like Halloween (as a compromise between nutrition and tradition, last year the Obamas handed out trail mix, cookies and M&M’s).

Mr. Yosses’ most recent mission is changing the White House tradition of the bottomless cookie plate. (Among White House journalists, President Clinton was known for going straight from a grueling run into the pastry kitchen. Only part of it is visible through a window, but reporters outside recognized him by his sneakers.)

To edge out the cookies, Mr. Yosses decided to create a child-pleasing crunchy granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. “We went through many tastings on this one,” he said in his skinny galley kitchen, patting the final result, a mix of toasted oats, sesame seeds and chewy dried fruits into a sheet pan.

“This is Mrs. Obama’s house,” Mr. Yosses said, when pressed for details. “It’s not my place to say what dessert she might serve.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/dining/12yosses.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


27 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o

Hey, it’s honorable enough. He left over what is euphemistically called “professional differences.”


28 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: don-o

29 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:22 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: kcvl
Bill and his husband Charlie

God knows it's not a laughing matter, but I'm dying here!

30 posted on 03/18/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I bet Barack has made numerous late night trips to the kitchen for a snack!


31 posted on 03/18/2014 12:01:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jim Robinson

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, even a gay pastry chef - Good on him!


32 posted on 03/18/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: don-o

This calls for a genuine ROTFLMAO!
dittos, I will say it again, ROTFLMAO!


33 posted on 03/18/2014 12:02:01 PM PDT by dforest
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To: albie
What does being 'openly gay' have to do with being a chef. If the case would the writer also point out he is 'openly straight?'

Geez!

34 posted on 03/18/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Sacajaweau

Best post of the day.

Do you put raisins in them? YUM


35 posted on 03/18/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: don-o

President Obama has a special nickname for his pastry chef, Bill Yosses.

“The President calls Bill ‘The Crust Master,’ “ Michelle Obama revealed last year at the Governor’s Dinner preview event in the White House Kitchen, “because he’s a big pie guy, and he has some of the best pies and tarts that come out of this place, and the fillings are just perfection – which is a problem.”

But the nickname isn’t a problem for Yosses, who tells PEOPLE that his “apple pie is certainly a crowd pleaser.”


36 posted on 03/18/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: QT3.14

Isn’t Gay Pastry Chef, redundant?


37 posted on 03/18/2014 12:03:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NEMDF
My mom always did...But I like eating raisins as a little snack right out of the box.

I still put raisins in the Christmas stockings for the grandchildren who are 7, 9, 13, 15 and 18.

38 posted on 03/18/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson
"Way to go, Bill!! No sugar tonight for moochelle."

http://youtu.be/IJbFVJvRqOQ

39 posted on 03/18/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Sicon

> Apparently, Wookies don’t like cookies.
Toss her a milkbone.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Sacajaweau
I’ll bet the real reason is that he knows that she’s scarfing down “bad” food on the side by the truckload and has had lipo suction to hide it.

Indeed. Why did they employ a pastry chef for five years, unless they'd been consuming his products all that time?

41 posted on 03/18/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: TexasCajun
Quality food preparation is a true art. I cannot imagine why any artist would want to "cast his pearls before swine."

Not to disparage everyone who dines at the White House. But those who turn their nose up at "cream, butter, sugar & eggs," in my estimation, are fit only to dine with swine.

Of course, one will make exceptions for those with particular, proven medical problems, which force them to pass up the joys of fine cuisine.

William Flax

42 posted on 03/18/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: headstamp 2

Seems like I remember not too long ago when a chef known for her high butter, cream. sugar, and eggs recipes was run off the food channel for admitting to using a common word that is considered unutterable by people of her color. Maybe that was a convenient way to get the cream out of the menu. Maybe if you want a pastry chef you should think about what pastry is too. “You can’t have to much butter”, Julia Child.


43 posted on 03/18/2014 12:07:54 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorites! I am into week 4 of a weight-loss effort, here, so oatmeal cookies sound especially tempting. My sister puts raisins on celery stalks with peanut butter, “ants on a log” for the kids.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sacajaweau
Been thinking of this one for a couple of days.

Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

45 posted on 03/18/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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46 posted on 03/18/2014 12:09:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o

Be still my heart....


47 posted on 03/18/2014 12:10:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o
If anyone thinks that agave syrup is less fattening than butter, they don't know too much about biology.

But they might know everything there is about taking extended, expensive vacations.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 12:11:16 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: TexasCajun
I bet Barack has made numerous late night trips to the kitchen for a snack!

Or for some Crisco and dropcloths to take back to the private(s) quarters.

49 posted on 03/18/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by twister881
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To: kcvl
“This is Mrs. Obama’s house,” Mr. Yosses said, when pressed for details. “It’s not my place to say what dessert she might serve.”

Guy sounds like a professional.

He was at odds with his employer, so he decided to move on. Good for him.

50 posted on 03/18/2014 12:17:21 PM PDT by wbill
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