White House pastry chef resigns… because he is tired of demonizing cream, butter, sugar, and eggs

In one of the more bizarre stories in the news today, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses has resigned. In an interview with the New York Times, Yosses explained the decision to leave the White House as “bittersweet.” While he enjoyed working with “inspiring” First Lady Michelle Obama, he no longer wants to “demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs.” On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the “insane” resignation.

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“So the White House pastry chef has had enough,” Glenn said. “You want to talk about an out-of-control country? ‘I refuse to demonize eggs, sugar, cream, and butter.’ That is the most insane statement I’ve ever heard. [It’s] implying you have been demonizing them because somebody has been making you demonize them.”

Former First Lady Laura Bush hired Yosses in 2007. According to the New York Times, Yosses was acclaimed in New York “for the raspberry and pear soufflés he created at restaurants like Montrachet and Bouley” prior to joining the White House staff. When the Obama’s arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2009, he “began moving beyond the traditional sugar sculptures and cookie plates.” Instead, Yosses was “directed to make more healthful desserts, and in smaller portions, that were to be served only sparingly to the first family.”

As Stu pointed out, Yosses attempts to hedge some of the speculation about his departure in the New York Times story, explaining he is headed back to New York “with an aim to teach children and adults about eating better.” But Glenn isn’t buying it.

“What better place to teach kids about eating healthy than right next to Michelle Obama, who wants to teach kids about eating healthy,” Glenn asked. “If you really believed that she was on the right track at all, you would stay there. If you decided you wanted to leave, you would say, ‘The First Lady has made such an impact, and I think I can make a greater impact or a secondary impact by joining her fight outside of the White House’… [But] what he’s saying with [his] statement is: She’s nuts.”

Meanwhile, the First Lady has responded to Yosses’ departure with the following statement:

“I am also so grateful to him for his outstanding work, not just as the White House pastry chef, producing the most delectable creations for everything from birthday celebrations to state visits, but also as a key partner helping us get the White House kitchen garden off the ground and building a healthier future for our next generation. I wish Bill and his husband, Charlie, all the best in their future endeavors.”

“Listen to this,” Glenn concluded. “Here’s what she says: ‘He was instrumental in getting the White House more healthy.’ Was he now? Because he just said, ‘I refuse to demonize eggs and cream and sugar anymore.’ That’s incredible. Great story.”

Read the New York Times report HERE.

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  • landofaahs

    The pastry chef may have left but the cream puffs are still in the white house.

    • Sargonarhes

      Cream puffs? Don’t be silly, those are ding dongs in the white house.

      • Anonymous

        funny, just had my laugh of the day!

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      • Christine Austin

        also very good stmt! lol

      • Anonymous

        Don’t forget the Hoho.

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  • Anonymous

    Tyrants, and wannabe tyrants, have historically liked to control the food supply and exert control over people this way. Mao and Stalin, among others, used food to oppress and ultimately murder people. Just saying.

    • sbut01

      Hitler was a vegetarian and animal rights activist

      • Anonymous

        And a psychopath.

        • Anonymous

          that he was…

      • Anonymous

        If he was a vegetarian, he was a sausage eating one –

        he was a fan of stuffed pigeon and he was also known to be partial to Bavarian sausages and the occasional slice of ham.

        and one of the largest mass murderers in history being an “animal rights activist”…? you’ve gotta be kidding…

  • Anonymous

    Uh, Mrs. Obama, Bill can’t have a husband. He may have a partner, but Charlie is not a husband. A husband is married to a wife..as in, a woman. Even a child knows this until brain-washed in the “government re-shaping of American values” institutions. I’m sick of those in leadership attempting to re-structure the fundamental values most Americans hold dear. Parading the minority of misfits does not change the fact that most Americans still believe a husband is married to a wife.

    As to Mrs. Obama’s food philosophies, I don’t really know what they are, but I can assure you that many of us avoid dairy due to severe health issues caused by dairy. If the chef felt that he wanted to be free to bake and cook with dairy, it is right for him to change places of employment. It does not; however, make Mrs. Obama a nut for choosing to avoid those foods. Besides, there is much research to support the fact that sugar should be avoided, but since it is the drug of choice for most Americans, I doubt that will ever go mainstream.

    • Anonymous

      And what have people done for hundreds of years? They baked their cake with all those ingredients and lived to tell about it. I think it is all those artificial things which cause allergies and all the other stuff that our food supply is treated with. The culprits are the big companies who want us to eat GE (genetically engineered foods, like Monsanto). We ate sugar bread when we were children with butter spread underneath it. We did not get fat because we played outside all day long. Now, they feed beef with corn and shoot them up with hormones. Those are the things which make us sick!

      • heather

        AMEN to that!! I didn’t grow up not eating sugars/desserts!! Like you said, I was outside all day long on my bike or running with friends or climbing up hills. I loved and ate sugar then, and I still do! People like to make food the problem, but it’s really just how much you eat and your activity level. I still buy cake and pies and feed them to my kids, but we don’t sit in front of the tv all day, we go on bike rides, walks, or just play in the backyard, and none of us are overweight!! Ever see “My 600lb life”? These people are so flipping huge because they down 6-12 donuts in 1 sitting!! It’s not rocket science! Sugar is NOT the enemy, it’s your self control!!

    • Nanette Gray

      You are nuts. I have recipes from my great-grandmother and you just might be shocked how much sugar, butter and eggs were really not in the recipes. The fact Americans have to face, processed foods. I see all the recipes online and most of them have processed foods in the recipes! Can soup, American processed cheese, canned this and canned that. We have chickens and they are the most healthy eggs. Get this I have lowered my husbands cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar! How, with wild game, fresh eggs from our chickens and homemade from scratch desserts! IT is all about moderation!

      • Anonymous

        Nan you are right to a certain point. Not everybody has wild game to eat. But yes moderation is the only way to eat healthy.

      • Anonymous

        Nanette Gray, I am not sure why you think I am nuts. From what you wrote, I suspect you meant to reply to someone else. Yes, I had a Nana and I received her recipe collection when she died. I am quite aware of old recipes and their core ingredients. Many of my Nana’s recipes began with “Take a cup of Crisco”! I agree we could eat some not-so-great food choices without the obesity rates one sees today. I agree that many of today’s food issues are caused by, in my opinion, criminals in manufacturing and government. For example, it is ridiculous what they do to wheat nowadays. Food additives are dangerous. Whole, real, organic foods seem expensive due to the subsidizing of other foods by our own complicit government.

        As for chickens, wild game, etc. You are preaching to the choir. We own a farm, raise beef and pork. We have a huge flock of laying hens. We raise Nubian goats. We have an organic garden and greenhouse. I understand it is all about real food and moderation. However, most of our country’s people are no longer farm-oriented. Most people have limited food dollars and have to purchase from China-Mart and similar stores. It is easy to preach moderation, but for those people, it may not be that simple. Many of the ingredients (a term I use loosely) in most foods today actually promote addiction, hunger caused by a lack of vital nutrients and obesity.

        I live with a husband that raises our own meat and I am vegan. I am not vegan because I feel it is wrong to eat animals–although, modern livestock practices are horrific. Our animals live in the lap of luxury and are slaughtered humanely.( Please, people with distorted values, don’t email me to pick apart that last statement. You and I hold differing worldviews.) I chose to become vegan (with the occasional farm-fresh egg and I do eat honey) because I developed severe digestive issues following a crash of my adrenals brought on by a serious case of the flu. I’ve battled this for 75 years and am healing with natural therapies such as a vegan diet and supplements, light therapy, etc.

        I stand by my first comment that the chef was right to part ways if he wanted to cook in a manner not consistent with the Obama’s requests. Mrs. Obama (and I’m NOT a fan of hers by an stretch of the imagination) has the right to avoid dairy, etc. if she deems it better for her health. Why should anyone demonize someone over food choices?!

        • Dinah Myte

          Her choices wouldn’t be a problem except that they are her choices for us. She herself doesn’t subscribe to the regulated diet.

          She doesn’t get to choose for me or mine, or you and yours; She Has No Authority.

          • Anonymous

            Dinah, I totally agree that Mrs. Obama’s choices should be for her own family and not anyone else’s. As to her being a “nut”, there are many terms I would use for her, but not necessarily that one. I think she is a liberal, Constitution-hating, unpatriotic, ungodly woman. “Nut” just doesn’t seem to sum it up.

    • Dinah Myte

      She may not be a nut for avoiding certain foods, but she is still a nut.

  • Deckard426

    Actually, he was fired for baking a croquembouche into the shape of a Walther PPK pistol.

    • Warren Wilson

      After 1968, wouldn’t that be a PPKS?

      • Anonymous

        The 1968 Omnibus Crime Control Act does not apply to pastries.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    He is another victim of the left’s war on food.

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  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    just proves Michelle Obama is anti white and anti gay, but all the gays remain silent since it is Michelle Obama demonizing the gay lifestyle

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…it’s like she wanted to make sure everyone knew the chef was gay. Man oh man what a troll

  • mari

    Butter and sugar and eggs, oh my. This chef had better watch his back. He, of course will be audited first and ruined thereafter.

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    • Dr. Shawn Berry

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  • sickandtired

    I don’t know why Glenn doesn’t buy the excuse, after all it has been do as I say not as I do for nearly 5 years.
    We have seen her on video and photo’s stuffing her face as though someone was going to take it away from her.

    I also don’t think Michelle is anti gay, for very obvious reasons and too many gays have been appointed by hubby.

  • Carolyn Ferrante

    I bet someone was sneaking in cream puffs and linzer tortes up through the windows of the daughters’ bedrooms! I mean to say they are human, after all.

  • thedogwalker

    Judging by the size of Mooseshell’s butt,it looks like all she eats is pastries.

  • Anonymous

    How does a person make pastry without using at least one of those things? Maybe there’s such a thing as healthy pastry. Will there be a pastry chef at the White House? Could be those kinds of dessert will be for special occasions.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    Glenn has uncanny insight into the meaning of human gestures. When I first heard this I didn’t think much of it but Glenn is absolutely right, this guy is saying Moochelle is nuts and I’m going out on my own to teach kids the truth.

  • Anonymous

    “I wish Bill and his husband Charlie, all the best in their future endeavors.” Uh duh.
    Anyone see anything wrong with that?

  • Benji Flahamiwal

    MIchelle was mad because chief had his eyes on the other cream buff there

  • Fat Lip

    This country is melting away like a dog turd in the rain .
    Somehow this story just isn’t really a big deal to me , We act as if this is the same AMERICA we new .
    Sorry but i’m old enough to remember what the word ah RSPECT ah is that right .
    Mr. not so President RESPECT .
    Well I’m sure they can get one of the permanent visitors from the 51st state of Mexico to take that dirty job hell there everywhere WHAT RESPECT ?

  • Anonymous

    The story’s complete bullsh*t people. He’s leaving to go and live with his husband in NYC. Don’t believe anything this nut says

  • Lee C. Smith

    I’ve had some of his pastries. And I have to tell you. The best in the world. Mmmmm

  • John W Weaver

    Bill and his husband, Charlie? Hahahahahahahaha-breath, choke, hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I find your statements very confusing. The chef says he’s tired of making all this healthy food and discarding eggs, butter, sugar, etc. So, this says that he probably did make the pres and wife healthier because he couldn’t use these ingredients. So I don’t understand your comment “Was he now?” I imagine he did, but is tired of Michelle’s BS. Me? I am just tired of this administration making our country a “sick” country.

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