White House pastry chef Bill Yosses is quitting, and partially blames first Lady Michelle Obama’s focus on ‘healthier’ eating.
Former first lady Laura Bush hired Yosses in 2007, but the Obamas brought a new attitude in 2009 that often frowns on fatty, decadent desserts.
‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs,’ he told The New York Times, quipping that leaving the plum White House job was a ‘bittersweet decision.’
The Daily Caller noted that while the famed New York restaurant pâtissier has been replacing butter with fruit puree, and using honey and agave nectar instead of sugar, he was never fully on-board with changing how he made tarts, cakes, sugar sculptures and other yummies.
His masterpieces have been the subject of Bon Appetit-worthy photography whenever foreign dignitaries visit the U.S. for State Dinners, but Michelle Obama’s policies of encouraging ‘food literacy’ apparently denied his craft most-favored-nation status.