Veggiegate

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    Stunt Vegetables Used in Recent White House Garden Episode

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSmRLIqfXKg"]A minor scandal has arisen[/ame] over a recent episode of Iron Chef America, which purported to use as the secret ingredient vegetables harvested from the White House garden under the supervision of First Lady Michelle Obama.

    There was a long sequence of the chefs, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford poking through the garden, picking various vegetables. The implication was that they were going to go forth to the kitchen/battle stadium and use those very vegetables to cook their dishes.

    And, as Fox News reported, it was indeed not so. The Iron Chef competitors bought what amounted to "stunt double vegetables" at a New York grocery store on the day of the Iron Chef America taping.
     
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    Lmao
     
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    I can't believe I missed that episode. I was probably lamenting the fact that I didn't have the internet....curled in the fetal position watching "Johnny Test" with the kids.
     
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    now i am hungry
     
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    Did anyone really think Michelle Obama was a gardener?

    If she was her husband would not have been complaining about the price of arugula during the campaign.
     
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    the whole garden thing was a photo shoot...nothing more....
     
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    Vegetables have been long known for their ability to double for lots of things.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    too funny, minor scandal, very minor maybe.....funny though.
     
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    Why did something as extremely trivial as this even make the "news"?
     

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