Before an official dinner, Michelle Obama invited culinary students into the White House kitchen to meet the chefs and observe preparations, including that of Chesapeake crab agnolotti. The first lady promoted local and sustainable food.
A study has found that ingesting 3 grams of cinnamon a day can improve control of blood-glucose levels. The findings showed cinnamon decreased insulin demand and that it might prove beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes, though more study is needed.
Recipes for barbecued fish called Pescado Zarandeado and shrimp with mango are typical of Carnaval, a Mexican celebration before Lent. Also popular is Vuelve a la Vida, spicy seafood-tomato stew that means "return to life."