The Vice President-elect and husband Doug Emhoff spent part of their Thanksgiving eve at DC Central Kitchen.
Above you see the VPE and Mr. Emhoff applauding workers at the kitchen in a photo shared on Instagram. They were at the kitchen to thank staff and volunteers for their continued efforts to fight hunger.
Founded in 1989, the endeavor is a ‘community kitchen’ combatting hunger through initiatives like career training and job creation in the culinary field.Embed from Getty Images
The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe.
Below, Ms. Harris and Mr. Emhoff with philanthropist/chef José Andrés (far left) and Mike Curtin (2nd from left), the DC Central Kitchen CEO.
The kitchen offers catering and has two restaurants in the District. Jose Andres is Chairman Emeritus of the kitchen, and also launched Capital Food Fight, an annual fundraiser benefitting DCCK.
C-SPAN’s Howard Mortman tweeted a few photos from today’s visit.
Now for our look at what the Vice President-elect wore.
She was in familiar pieces, including her Loro Piana Traveller jacket.
She also sported jeans that remain unidentified, and a sweater she has worn on multiple occasions, including this October campaign stop in Cleveland.
Her Prada boots, shown below at another event.
And Marco Bicego ‘Paradise’ Teardrop Stud earrings ($955).
During a quick Q&A with reporters, Ms. Harris said that she is trying to scale down her Thanksgiving recipes as she is staying in Washington with her husband and not having a large family gathering. The Vice President-elect very much enjoys cooking and she has shared photos, stories, and recipes over the years.
A year ago, she cooked Thanksgiving dinner while on the campaign trail in Iowa.
More on how that happened from this Des Moines Register story.
Harris carried sweet potatoes and collard greens on her flight here from South Carolina on Monday night. She and Emhoff then bought arugula and seasoning salt at a local Whole Foods on Tuesday before touring the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families.
Kamala typically plans the big meal three or four weeks in advance. She scrolls through cooking apps, her mother’s old recipes, “The Art of Cooking,” “The Joy of Cooking” and books by Alice Waters and Marcella Hazan.
More from the Register piece.
“It was something that was passed on,” Emhoff said of his wife’s passion. “It’s creative. It makes people happy, and she likes to make people happy. It’s planning. It’s researching. It’s a lot of the things she loves to do. And she can put music on. It’s a whole process that she just enjoys. And she’s good at it.”
This year the Vice President-elect posted her Cornbread Dressing recipe on social media.
Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!