The James Beard Foundation is responsible for making and breaking the careers of chefs, and at this year's award celebration, the spotlight was on fruits and veggies. According to molecular gastronomist José Andrés, "I believe the future is vegetables and fruit. They are so much more sexier [sic] than a piece of chicken." If you have any doubts about this statement, simply compare a fresh ripe pineapple to a raw chicken breast.
Everyone's getting into the trend, including First Lady Michelle Obama who last year broke ground on a White House organic garden and who makes fresh produce a staple in the kitchen. While the First Lady hasn't transformed the Obamas into vegans (yet!), she has a positive attitude about eating right:
"What I've learned from being a mom, in trying to feed my girls, is that it is so important for them to get regular fruits and vegetables in their diet. They have nutrients. They make you strong. They are brain food."
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