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Alice didn't get her "Food Cabinet" and couldn't usurp the White House chef per se, but in a move that should please the Slow Foodists, the Obamas are importing Sam Kass, their private chef from Chicago: 'He will work alongside the White House executive chef, Cristeta Comerford, who was promoted to that job by the Bushes and is being kept on in that role by the Obamas ... Mr. Kass [is] one of the new breed of chefs who are concerned about the environment and about poor eating habits." [The Caucus]