The First Lady
Michelle Obama's Favorite Food? Mexican
By DeNeen L. Brown
Don't get the first lady started on the joy of Mexican cooking.
Tortillas, moles, rice and beans, tamales and quesadillas -- yes, Michelle Obama loves Mexican food of all kinds, she told some D.C. school children today.
In fact, Mexican food may be her favorite food in the world, the first lady said.
Obama was responding to a question from a student during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual public charter school in Northwest Washington.
A woman stood and asked her she had ever "tried Mexican food? What type of...."
"Have I ever tried Mexican food?" Obama responded with a smile.
"Yes," said the woman. "What type?"
"Oh, let me tell you, Mexican food is my favorite food in the whole wide world. I think I'm on record."
The crowd laughed.
"Ooh, what do I love? I love -- Oh, I love tortillas. I love tamales."
"I love beans and rice. I love mole. I love all the mole sauces, I love beef and lamb and quesadillas. I mean, you name it. The question is, what don't I like?" said the former resident of Chicago, which is renowned for its Mexican restaurants.
"I like it all."
Posted at 4:20 PM ET on May 4, 2009
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