Pastry chef: No butter war with first lady

White House pastry chef Bill Yosses denied that he was resigning his post because of a dispute with first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama criticizes lack of diversity in politics: one side is 'all white, all men' Obama interrupts Michelle's appearance with 25th anniversary tribute Michelle Obama: Young people feel what's happening now 'not what they were taught' MORE over his use of sugar, butter and cream.

“Oh, God, no,” Yosses told TMZ. “Not at all, no. We work together on improving — making desserts more delicious, and more healthy. We're partners on that project.

“You can make great pastries with butter and sugar — or without them,” he added.

In an interview with The New York Times, which first reported his departure, Yosses said he had retooled some of his recipes to substitute honey and agave for sugar, or incorporate whole grain and fresh fruit.

But he also said he did not want to “demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs” — a comment some conservative media outlets seized on to suggest a dispute over rich desserts had led to his exit.

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