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Laura Bush Looking for a Multifaceted Chef
White House (AP) ^ | 02/20/05

Posted on 02/20/2005 10:01:21 AM PST by JustaCowgirl

WASHINGTON - Fancy state dinners aren't all the new White House chef will need to do — the Bushes are looking for someone who knows barbecue and other good old American fare.
Laura Bush told Newsweek she doesn't expect that any of the celebrity chefs with books or television shows will be interested in becoming head chef at the presidential home. But she's looking to fill the job with someone who "can really showcase American foods."

The previous White House chef, Walter Scheib III, has left to pursue new opportunities after nearly 11 years of cooking for two presidents, and the first lady is looking for a replacement who can cater to the first family's native Texan pallets.

"We like spicy food of all kinds," she said in the magazine's Feb. 28 issue. "We like, obviously, Tex-Mex and barbecue. ... George is a very good eater."

The chef will have ample opportunity to make dinner for the first family — the Bushes are known for staying in most nights rather than socializing like their predecessors. Laura Bush said they do go out to friends' dinner parties when someone thinks to ask them.

"We don't actually get invited to that many dinner parties," she said. "I think people think we're going to invite them, which we do."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbecue; chef; laurabush; term2; turass; walterscheib; whitehouse; whitehousechef; yumyum
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Okay, so which one of you forgot to ask Laura and George to your dinner party. For shame.
1 posted on 02/20/2005 10:01:22 AM PST by JustaCowgirl
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To: JustaCowgirl

Bobby Flay could recommend somebody good.


2 posted on 02/20/2005 10:04:02 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: JustaCowgirl

"Laura Bush told Newsweek she doesn't expect that any of the celebrity chefs with books or television shows will be interested in becoming head chef..."

And, besides, Martha Stewart can't pass the security check...


3 posted on 02/20/2005 10:05:02 AM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: JustaCowgirl

I make a mean spaghetti dish and some killer tacos... My hamburgers are lacking, though. I guess I'll have to withdraw my application.

APf


4 posted on 02/20/2005 10:06:32 AM PST by APFel (For some reason, the word "Freeper" is flagged by the spellcheck. Someone contact Websters.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Don't bother looking in San Francisco:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1346719/posts


5 posted on 02/20/2005 10:06:32 AM PST by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: WestTexasWend

And besides, Martha might want to rearrange the furniture.


6 posted on 02/20/2005 10:07:20 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs -- George W Bush)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...Tex-Mex


7 posted on 02/20/2005 10:07:49 AM PST by shezza
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I make a killer quesadilla. Maybe we could do the job as a team.


8 posted on 02/20/2005 10:08:29 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs -- George W Bush)
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To: SmithL

I cook three hots a day many days ... I could give it a whirl ;-) Of course the state dinners will have to be meat loaf and mashed potatoes followed by apple pie.


9 posted on 02/20/2005 10:09:16 AM PST by Cloverfarm (Children are a blessing)
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Allright, can you do a barbecue meat loaf?


10 posted on 02/20/2005 10:10:20 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs -- George W Bush)
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I make a killer quesadilla.

Ooops.

11 posted on 02/20/2005 10:11:35 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: JustaCowgirl

BAM!


12 posted on 02/20/2005 10:12:23 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: WestTexasWend
"Laura Bush told Newsweek she doesn't expect that any of the celebrity chefs with books or television shows will be interested in becoming head chef..."

Well, that eliminates this guy:


13 posted on 02/20/2005 10:12:52 AM PST by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: JustaCowgirl; All
HOW ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHEF BORK??

14 posted on 02/20/2005 10:13:51 AM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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Okay, so which one of you forgot to ask Laura and George to your dinner party.

Hey, I dropped 'em a line that we were having kielbasa & kraut 'nat for new years
but they keep handin' me that lame excuse that they had "other plans"...
Yeah, right... cut me a break... as if I never heard THAT one before...

15 posted on 02/20/2005 10:14:29 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: JustaCowgirl
I know of a specialist in Appalachian Fusion--her book will be coming out soon! (g)
16 posted on 02/20/2005 10:15:58 AM PST by Mamzelle
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But she's looking to fill the job with someone who "can really showcase American foods."

...someone who really knows how to cook those great American meals like hamburgers and french fries for lunch and canadian bacon and belgian waffles for breakfast.

17 posted on 02/20/2005 10:16:31 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: areafiftyone

bork bork de bork bork apples bork bork der bacon bork.

I loved the Swedish chef. I loved the Muppets in general.


18 posted on 02/20/2005 10:16:36 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs -- George W Bush)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Well, but realistically - how many [local] people could be in proper position to invite the president's family to their parties? And then how frequently do such people (supposedly pretty busy folks) give the parties? Occasional birthday, maybe - and then it would come to a few such parties a year.


19 posted on 02/20/2005 10:17:03 AM PST by GSlob
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And, besides, Martha Stewart can't pass the security check...

She’s the only one I’ve read about whose stay in the slammer turned out to be a great career move. She is going to make additional tons of money selling her experience. Maybe they will make an exception for her.

20 posted on 02/20/2005 10:17:54 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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