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White House Africa State Dinner is Part of 'Culinary Diplomacy'

A battery of chefs are hard at work in the White House kitchen in preparation for a dinner for nearly 50 heads of state from Africa. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the leaders Tuesday evening. For White House chef Cristeta Comerford, what is delivered to the table is all a part of "culinary diplomacy.''      "Food sends such a wonderful message. You know we have here such a thing [called] culinary diplomacy,"...

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