photo source: Obama Foodorama.
Sounds absolutely delicious to me: chock full of great Hawaiian-y ingredients like coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts!
Wanted to point you to this great blog post about Carol McManus, owner of Espresso Love in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Carol’s Obama Muffin has been getting worldwide media attention ever since its debut in August, and the story of how a bankrupt single mother of five decided to open a small coffee/breakfast treats café on a strong hunch is indeed inspiring. Espresso Love is highly popular with the locals and many famous people have dropped in, like Robert DeNiro. "Are you lookin’ at me, or my muffin?" ☺
I also loved reading about how she created a Presidential Muffin to honor the Clintons, who frequently summer on the Vineyard. After working on the Obama campaign, Carol simply had to create a special muffin just for him and Michelle. (The full recipe is included in the post.)
Carol recently published a très cool cookbook, Table Talk (Vineyard Stories, 2008). The focus is on encouraging families to eat together, and engaging children in the cooking process. A former academic teacher, Carol now gives cooking lessons to local seventh and eighth graders. The book is brimming with simple recipes, gorgeous photos of island life, and of course, interesting quotes and snippets.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to bake those Obama muffins!
♥ Click here to read all the 2009 Fall for Restaurants posts.