Eat Like Michelle Obama
Classic Belgian Waffles
According to a New York Times article, Michelle Obama likes to indulge in waffles—just not every day. This Brussels version by Thomas DeGeest is light and crispy.
Spinach Simmered in Yogurt
The First Lady champions nutritious dishes like White House chef Cristeta Comerford's no-cream creamed spinach. This similarly healthy spinach dish calls for yogurt instead of heavy cream, as well as just the right amount of coriander and turmeric for flavor.
Juicy Texas Burgers
Michelle Obama has the occasional fast food hankering, and according to a New York Times article, took her staff out to lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a hamburger chain, where she had a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. We think she would love Bobby Flay's ingenious burger, topped with tangy coleslaw.
Almond-Crusted Chicken Wings
The First Lady dined on pistachio-crusted chicken on a Valentine's Day date with her husband. Instead of pistachio, these wings are coated with a similarly delicious crust of crunchy chopped almonds.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Michelle Obama reportedly had deviled eggs at chef Art Smith's Chicago restaurant. This classic version is made with two kinds of mustard and served with paprika.
According to a Chicago Tribune article, the Obamas recently enjoyed Parmesan cheese biscuits. While these biscuits are made with thyme, sage and gruyère, the herb-and-cheese combination is infinitely variable. Try cheddar and minced chives or chopped rosemary and Parmesan.
Blueberry Cobbler with Honey Biscuits
For Barack and Michelle's first State Dinner, White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses baked a huckleberry cobbler with caramel ice cream. This similar sweet and tart blueberry cobbler has plenty of luxurious juices for spooning over ice cream.