Barack Obama: Alice Waters ‘Traumatized’ My Aide With Her Vegetable Menu
Once upon a time, Barack Obama held a fancy fundraising dinner at the Bay Area home of super bundlers Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney. The chef at the dinner was Alice Waters, whose adherence to the ways of the plants manifested itself in the menu for the event. And Barack Obama certainly remembered that dinner, as he recalled later to the guests of a fundraising dinner held yesterday…but not because the vegetables were as mindblowing as Dan Barber’s were for his wife.
“Part of the reason I remember that [Waters was the chef] is because I’ve got a staff guy, Marvin Nicholson — Marvin doesn’t believe in eating vegetables,” he told the laughing crowd, as Obama Foodorama reported. “So he’s still traumatized by–”
And if this could not be set up any better, poor Marvin happened to walk into the dinner, wondering why everyone was laughing at him.
“I was mentioning the last time we were here and Alice Waters was cooking,” the President said, to more laughter. “Marvin’s general palate runs between hot dogs and hamburgers–”
“Pizza!” Nicholson interjected, helpfully.
“And pizza. That’s true,” the President repeated.
“Chicken tenders,” Nicholson added.
“Chicken tenders,” the President repeated, to even more laughter.
Studies show that one in three Presidential personal aides are affected each year by Alice Waters’s vegetables. Please, tell your friends today about the emotional toll of eating vegetables cooked by Alice Waters. Marvin Nicholson could be you.