Last week, the First Lady led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. While in Milan, the First Lady visited the James Beard American Restaurant to prepare a healthy meal with the members of the Presidential Delegation and students from the American School of Milan. Throughout the six months of the Milan Expo, the James Beard American Restaurant is featuring visiting guest chefs from across America to prepare special menus to celebrate the finest ingredients and cuisine from the United States.
During the First Lady's visit, John Besh was the visiting guest chef, and he led the cooking demonstration as everyone chopped and mixed fresh ingredients for a Lentil, Barley, and Rice Salad. Throughout the demonstration, Chef Besh, along with Chef Mario Batali, a member of the Presidential Delegation, discussed the important role that cooking can play in leading a healthier life and learning about where food comes from.