Things are growing in Loxahatchee. That's where Jodi and Darrin Swank of Swank Specialty Produce grow some of the most beautiful and desired vegetables and herbs on their hydroponic farm.
Though farming isn't easy in South Florida, the work pays off. The produce from the farm, which includes 200 v ... More >>
The federal government's budget cuts are being felt everywhere these days -- including in the White House kitchen.In an interview with reporters, the White House's assistant chef and senior policy adviser for the healthy food initiative, Sam Kass, announced that he was being furloughed, according to ... More >>
High five, West Palm Beach!
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, has just named you a Preserve America Community -- a federally funded program that recognizes communities for their work in enhancing heritage.
Mrs. Obama sent a letter congratulating West Palm residents for their "vision and dedication." ... More >>
Today, a less popular, but in some ways, stronger Barack Obama will become our president for four more years -- well, kinda. Sure, he already took the oath yesterday, but that was just the wedding ceremony without the reception. Today's the party.
So what can we expect? Exactly that: a party. If hi ... More >>
Polls are tight in Florida as the presidential election mercifully grinds down to its final days, and anything can and will happen in the Sunshine State, because that's just how we roll.
A Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News Poll have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie in Flori ... More >>
First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking to supporters in Davie this Monday, a few hours before the third and final presidential debate takes place in Boca. Michelle is hitting up South Florida five days before early voting kicks off (October 27) and will look to rally supporters to help orga ... More >>
There's word that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin -- known in the foodie world for her moose stew recipe and love of fresh-caught (and we do mean "caught") organic fare -- will be penning her own fitness and food-related book.According to People magazine online, Palin called the project a "unique ... More >>
The sun rises, the sun sets, Allen West says some ridiculously hyperbolic shit. It's all part of the fabric of life, the universe, and everything.
Speaking to a group of black Republicans last Wednesday at the RNC in Tampa, West opened his face hole and words came out to the effect that the Democr ... More >>
The War Memorial Museum is usually used for gun shows, roller derby and MMA matches. Wednesday afternoon, it belonged to the First Lady of the United States.
"If everybody in this room brings in one more person, that can make all the difference," First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of 2,500 -pl ... More >>
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Lauderdale to rile up the masses and push the campaign's newly minted "It Takes One" voter registration strategy. She's slated to speak at the War Memorial Museum on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. It's a free event, but you'll need to ge ... More >>
The Lifestyle section of yesterday's Washington Post via the Associated Press gave a shoutout to our state as the only one with its own chef. Justin Timineri is "on the cusp of celebrity," this "cheerleader of Florida food." Why celebrity? As a spokesperson for one of the top three farming ... More >>
No more animal crackers for iron at your kid's cafeteria. In the first overhaul of school food in 15 years, all schools must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's school food rules by July 1. Florida schools have prepped for the changes by switching control of the school lunc ... More >>
Michelle Obama shops at TargetNews flash - the First Lady is like every other red-blooded American woman - she runs out to Target, Starbucks and Baskin Robbins as often as possible.In an interview on The Today Show, Michelle Obama admitted that she sneaks out to Target, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins ... More >>
Goo Stuff EateryDidi POTUS eat an Obama Burger at Good Stuff Eatery today?President Barack Obama took his staff to Good Stuff Eatery for a pre-birthday lunch celebration after debt negotiations were finished.According to NBC's Washington bureau, President Obama, who turns 50 tomorrow, waite ... More >>
flckr/ Rapid City Public LibraryThis food pyramid is old news. America, it's time for a new food lesson...
Remember that food pyramid you learned about in grade school and kept seeing around the place? Well, it's outta here. The United States Department of Agriculture has launched a new visual i ... More >>
Gaga? Not so much.The woman who sent a gaggle of South Floridians scrambling for their cell-phone cameras earlier this week -- the one a P.R. rep from Guess claimed was Lady Gaga shopping in her store -- is actually a Christian singer from Fort Lauderdale.Amy N. Evans, a singer at Calvary Chapel, ... More >>
Earlier this week, we interviewed Top Chef cheftestant spike Mendelsohn. If you missed the interview, you can catch it here and here. Since Spike's restaurants are in Washington D.C., he's named this delicious patty melt after First Lady Michelle Obama. Enjoy the recipe.
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Laine DossSpike Mendelsohn, the tall-hat-wearing, red-bearded contestant on Top Chef Season Four and Top Chef All-Stars, happens to own two fast-casual restaurants in D.C., We the Pizza and Good Stuff Eatery. Both restaurants buck the "fast food as junk food" concept and offer healthy farm ... More >>
Flickr/Donkey HokeyTaiwanese animators NMA have released a video that shows First Lady Michelle Obama as a superhero (in green tights, cape and stylish, yet sensible ballet flats) fighting off Colonel Sanders, Ronald McDonald and The Burger King with bananas as they roam the streets of the ... More >>
The White House
Setting up for the State DinnerLast night, President and Mrs. Obama hosted an official state dinner for President Hu of The People's Republic of China.
225 guests attended the dinner, held in The White House. Of those guests, only 20 were actually in the same r ... More >>
Did Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter use her campaign fund to help her gain sway with the Obama Administration in the hopes of getting a plum job in the White House?
People forget that once upon a time it was supposedly a done deal that Mrs. Ritter was headed to Washington. &n ... More >>
Just before the 2000 presidential election, Robert Watson, associate professor of American studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton, decided to rally his fellow presidential scholars and collaborate on The Report to the First Lady, a 200-page book of advice for the incoming woman in the White House. ... More >>
It is hard to overstate how crowded it was on the National Mall Sunday. I've been to New York City. I've been to Disney World. I've been to Phish concerts. But to be one amongst nearly a million human bodies is oddly disconcerting. Especially because it seemed like a good thirty percent of tho ... More >>