First Lady Michelle Obama’s passion for healthy eating and gardening are well known. Mrs. Obama shares those passions in her first-ever book , “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” Released by Crown Publishing yesterday, the book is already in the top ten of best selling books on Barnes and Noble and Amazon websites.
The book is a behind the scenes look at the development of the White House kitchen garden beginning in April of 2009, from first planting to the most recent harvest. Mrs. Obama’s perspective is that of a novice gardener whose desire to grow healthy foods started a movement across the country and spawn a number of success stories. Also, the book includes recipes from White House chefs on preparing great meals with fresh garden foods.