Jacqueline Sainsbury / November 9th, 2012
Say what you will about the newly re-elected leader of the United States and his first lady, but the Obamas have grasped the multitude of symbols and influences food holds within the American public's lives. In light of this week's activities, we thought it was worth checking in with Obama Foodorama, the "public portion of the digital archive of record about Obama Administration food and nutrition initiatives with reporting and photographs from the White House by founding editor Eddie Gehman Kohan. Policy analysis; events and speeches; recipes, menus, historic food ephemera." While you can find amusing entries like Will Ferrell's video promise to cook a meal of angel hair pasta for voters, more pertinent information for the industry—Q&A with Obama about the Farm Bill, the administration being sued for failure to enact food safety regulations, the Democratic Party platform pledging support for farms of all sizes, etc.—is also served up in palatable doses.