American Presidents and Vegetarian: Clinton and Obama
March 17, 2011 at 13:27
The U.S. president, Barack Obama, who will be in Brazil this weekend, asked vegan food during their stay in the country. The president does not want anything of animal origin in their food. No meat or milk, or eggs.
Veganism, moreover, notes the animal rights from the angle of ethics, philosophy and the fans do not tolerate any exploitation or abuse of the specimens of fauna, whatever the species.
"We're scheduling a vegan menu.The vegan eats no animal products.Or honey or egg or cheese.Nothing, "he told Congress in Focus, exclusively, the responsibility for food and drink of the U.S. presidential visit, this weekend, the manager of food Renata La Porta, owner of one of the most sought buffet federal capital.Only Obama has the entourage of 200 people, including politicians, businessmen, journalists, intelligence professionals and security officers.Besides, of course, the president of the women (woman and her two daughters).
In an interview in his office in South Lake, noble district of Brasilia, Renata said the report details the kitchen to the first day of the Obama visit to Brazil on Saturday (19).The next day, the U.S. delegation will leave for Rio de Janeiro, where a president's speech is expected in Cinelandia in the central city.Then, it is no longer with it.
And what will eat Michelle Obama, the beautiful slender wife of the president?"I can not tell you.The guidance we received was that the menu will be served where he will have to be 100% vegan.So, I think she is.We were not asked to be a part of [the menu] vegan and the other not, "says Renata, who works with the estimate that, bringing together the four events of the visit, two thousand people to consume their products.
"It was also asked if there were a mixture with Brazilian products.So, for example, we are promoting a vegan feijoada, with some special items like spaghetti peach palm.One thing for Brazilian footprint, but always respecting the character vegan, "he said Renata, referring to the days of haute cuisine at the Itamaraty Palace (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), on Saturday (19).
The term vegan is a corruption of the English expression "vegetarian" - removing the nucleus of the word, left the junction between the first three and last two letters of the English version of the word "vegetarian".
Vegan in Daybreak
According to Renata, will be in all four events in which his team will serve the most diverse dining menus - of course, observing the peculiarities of philosophical Obama.The only element that is present in all of them - indeed, on the recommendation of the ceremonial White House - are typically Brazilian natural juices."Every menu has a footprint in Brazil.In addition, we offer other national drinks. "Even alcoholic?"Very little.How are meetings more work, there will be very little alcohol.At lunch at the National Confederation of Industry [CNI], there will be no alcohol at all.Time for lunch ... is not an evening event. "
In the Foreign Ministry, convescotes concerning presidential visit will also take place in a hotel in Brasilia and the headquarters of the Apex (Brazilian Agency for Export Promotion and Investment), bringing together entrepreneurs from both countries.One, the hotel will bring together 600 people and is sponsored by the CNI, a regular customer of Renata.In the package, "breakfast, coffee break, lunch, sitting with five plates.""It will be something really neat," added Renata, who has a degree in Business Administration in Europe.
Since 1998, when he founded the eponymous buffet and joined the activity known as catering, Renata has served kings, princes, tycoons and diverse personalities.And in Obama's first visit to Brazil, will also serve the first Brazilian president."The other call which came from the Presidential Palace, is to accomplish a service at the presidential palace on Saturday night.An invitation from the family of President Dilma for the family of President Obama.It will be a small event, restricted, unofficially, from family to family, "says the businesswoman.
And what they will eat Dilma and Obama at the same table, since the president is not adhering to veganism?"What I can say is that a menu is 100% Brazilian-inspired, with some vegan items, and very informal.The President Dilma wants something without formality.A gathering of family, "said Renata, used to quench the appetites of politicians of various shades and hues party."There are senators and congressmen extremely simple in his tastes, and other flavors that are very convoluted.What I would say is that most always likes to ask things of menus that contain its region. "
FBI in the kitchen
According to Renata, the menu without animal products was the only requirement of the White House to the palate.In relation to security, not only to food, care is maximum."This is typical of all the dignitaries.We work with waiters previously accredited, only a part of the team is allowed to get near the president, "he noted, adding that each of the accredited go through an" investigation of good precedent. ""They do a full scan."
There is also concern about the packaging of products as well as for the presence of the cooks and the diners themselves."When closed, sealed bottled water, to avoid any kind of danger.They also bring them a taster, there will be an accompanying delegation of officials from within our kitchen, which will release the food of President Obama.It is customary, "says Renata.Each serving of food and drink, he says, will be proved before a person's entourage - a habit that goes back centuries to the judges that if ingest something poisonous, died in place of kings, queens and other royal family members.
There will be four "lounges" to receive the goodies and bebericos Renata - a party for Obama, a president for the class of Rousseff, one for business, and another for about 100 accredited journalists at the Foreign Ministry.But despite the amount of opportunities, says Renata should not congratulate Obama or any of their relatives."I'll be scraping the kitchen," he jokes, referring to the task of seeing that everything goes into the line.And you will not wonder if Obama will have approved the food?
"I usually have a very low-key approach.Unless you're a guest - which is not the case, I'm there to work - I do not feel entitled to take time [the client in question].Never ask to take a picture, for example, unless the person provides.It happens a lot of the head of state like our work and thank you go in the kitchen, "he said."Sometimes they ask to meet me, then I go there.I take the initiative, no. "
On the fact of having been "chosen" to provide the service gastronomic Renata says she does not feel like it - because, as far as she knows, is his team that performs tasks such official in Brasilia."The chief of protocol told me he wanted a buffet foolproof, so it had come to me.I think that's a compliment, is not it? "Said the businesswoman brasiliense, professionally cautious."I just like to comment on an event after it happened.Never divulge before. "
If you depend on Renata, Obama will return better nourished to face the most opposition in Congress, after proving the Brazilian juices and vegan snacks prepared by his staff."God willing.Well fed. "
With information from Congress in Focus
Cliton get rid of meat and reduce fat by 20 pound
What? No meds? Yes, if you eat beans, vegetables, and fruit you will lose weight and heal your body of heart disease.
But, what does this mean to the Snack Girl reader? You guys don't have heart disease, right? And you certainly aren't going to give up cheeseburgers!
My suggestion is to take a good close look at your diet and make MODERATE changes (just like what Dean Ornish says in the interview). Monday becomes "meatless Monday", Tuesday becomes "almond milk Tuesday", Wednesday - "skip the donut Wednesday".....etc.
This site is designed to support people in making small changes. Those small changes will add up and you WILL lose weight, eat healthier, have more energy, and enjoy life more.
In Bill Clinton's case, it took scary heart disease to wake him up. Whatever your politics, I hope his story will inspire others to evaluate their diets.
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