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Big Cheese Day at the White House

January 27, 2014

Big Cheese Day at the White House

In 1835 New York dairy farmer Thomas Meacham sent President Andrew Jackson a 1,400-pound wheel of cheese as a gift. It aged in the Entrance Hall of the White House for two years. On January 29, 1837 the President, as was the custom, invited the public to a reception in the East Room and offered a choice refreshment: Cheese. Hungry citizens finished the entire cheese in two hours, but its fragrance lingered in Entrance Hall for some time.

At 9:00 PM on January 29, 2014, the day after he delivers the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama has invited the public to a virtual Big Block of Cheese Day. There’s no free cheese, but White House officials will respond to questions in real time via  Twitter Facebook Tumblr Instagram  and Google+ Hangout  (hashtag #AsktheWH). Whether this is a good idea or not remains to be seen, but it sure seems like White House staffers learned about Andy Jackson’s big cheese from the West Wing TV show:

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White House Soup

August 26, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for August 26, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Ribollita.

(“a hearty potage made with bread and vegetables.”)

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April 17, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for April 17, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Miso.

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April 4, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for April 4, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Caldillo de Brisket.

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March 26, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for March 26, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Split Pea.

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February 12, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for February 12, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Oyster Artichoke.

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February 7, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for February 7, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Chipotle Beef.

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January 30, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for January 30, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Tomato Basil.

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January 9, 2013

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The White House Soup of the Day for January 9, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Tomato Basil.

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December 7, 2012

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The White House Soup of the Day for December 7, 2012 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Cajun Gumbo.

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