Did White House pastry chef resign over conflicts with First Lady’s food priorities?

Did White House pastry chef resign over conflicts with First Lady’s food priorities?

It’s no secret that First Lady Michelle Obama is into healthy eating and exercise. But what is shocking is the reporting controversy that her aggressive agenda has resulted in White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses resigning.

According to The Daily Caller:

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.

“I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs,” Yosses said, noting that his departure from the White House is a “bittersweet decision.”

Michelle Obama said in a statement that she is “incredibly sad to see Bill Yosses go.”

However, according to The Blaze and others, this story was simply highly sensationalized. They claim the basis for Yosses’ leaving was just the opposite.

In the Times story, Yosses says he made the “bittersweet decision” to leave because he was inspired by Obama’s passion for healthy eating and wanted to “teach children and adults about eating better.”

In fact, Yosses praised the first lady as an “inspiring boss” with a “combination of spontaneity and seriousness.”

Regardless of the reason for this specific incident, it begs the question: Has the war on food gone too far? From California outlawing foie gras to New York banning large sodas, are our food liberties under attack.

Maybe? Maybe not? Is eating healthy bad? Of course not. Is the government limiting what our choices are, and thus taking the choice away from us to make bad? I think so.

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