Armchair Cheffing the State Dinner

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You’ve already seen what Marc Forgione’s idea of a traditional American meal looks like, so what does the White House prepare for Chinese President Hu Jintao when it’s asked for a “quintessentially American” state dinner? Francis Lam is bored by what he sees on the menu — namely meat, potatoes, and apple pie à la mode (not exactly American, but let’s be real, is there any better dessert?): “I just wish the version of America they're serving on the plate would look more like the vision of America as we are today — a nation that revels in e pluribus unum.” [Salon]