Michelle Obama's print reporter lunch: Check out menu here.

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 02/08/2011, 02:32pm

WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her signature “Let’s Move” anti-obesity drive with a lunch interview with print reporters who cover the First Lady.

Such sessions are very rare: While Mrs. Obama gives many one-on-one tv and magazine interviews–usually centered on one topic–she has had only four sessions with her press corps: To mark her trip to Denmark to lobby for Chicago to win the 2016 Olympics; at the White House to mark the first year in the White House and last April, in Mexico City.

During the interview Mrs. Obama took questions on “Let’s Move” and other topics.

For my post on Mrs. Obama talking about President Obama quitting smoking almost a year ago, click here.

For my post on Mrs. Obama defending serving sports bar food at her Super Bowl party at the White House–and her message on moderation and balance–that small doses of junk food are okay--click here.

Mrs. Obama’s lunch with her ten-member all female print press corps was served on Truman china. Joining Mrs. Obama at the table were a White House chef Sam Kass, Senior Policy Adviser For Healthy Food Initiatives; First Lady chief of staff Tina Tchen; White House domestic policy director Melody Barnes and “Let’s Move” director Robin Schepper.

Here is the menu:

Winter “White House Garden” greens
Last summer harvest pickle peppers
Grilled Sweet Onion
Feta Cheese with Herb Vinaigrette

Fresh Pan-roasted Rockfish
Artichoke Barigoule, Pearl Onions
Herb Oil


Seared Rack of Lamb
Garlic Crust
New Potato Confit, Glazed Celery Hearts and Pan Jus
Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
Key Lime tart

Wine: Hestan Chardonnay “San Francisco Bay” 2007