Helena Bottemiller


politico, food/ag policy geek, reporter for Food Safety News, lover of happy hours, the Pacific Northwest & GAO reports.

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Chefs learning how to use a whole hog - good for farmers who need to sell the whole pig ( meat conf)

The view from a Hollywood hike in Runyon Canyon - who knew LA could be picturesque?

setting up for beach volleyball in Santa Monica... why don't I live closer to a beach!?

A beautiful evening for a run in Washington, DC - counting down to cherry blossoms.

So sad to leave this for a freezing cold and cloudy beltway...

A snapshot of the China #statedinner set up

A beautiful (& freezing) view from a midday run in West Seattle

POTUS signs Healthy, #Hunger-Free Kids Act - a historic moment for #schoollunch - snapshot:

It's official -- we are the Senate flag football team champs!!!!!

Mrs. Obama decorates gingerbread cookies w/military kidders

This is why foodies are pegged as elitists. Doggie cupcakes at Sprinkles

Obama pardons Apple the turkey - "Have a good life, man!" #thanksgiving

Pic from Iceland -Doritos are "Cool American" flavored.

Career day at DC bilingual. One kid asked this lawyer: "Are you the chosen one?" haha.

in Reykjavik sampling minke whale, & smoked puffin..

& co. at the #rally4sanity. There are some great signs here...

Sam Kass kicking off the White House Kitchen Garden Harvest w/local students #letsmove

White House Assistant Chef & Senior Policy Adviser Sam Kass speaking on childhood obesity & hunger today

Bo Obama posing for reporters in the Rose Garden.

Ohh how I have missed concerts at the Gorge