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Obamas share their love for Indian spices

world Updated: Jul 11, 2013 01:02 IST

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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have expressed their love for spices and food, with the First Lady telling an Indian-origin kid and her mother that she is a big fan of Indian cuisine.

The Obamas shared these details with 10-year-old Emma, who along with her mother, Asha Scielzo, met the First couple briefly during a visit to the White House for the second Kids’ State Dinner.

“We asked and he (Obama) said he loves masala (spices),” Scielzo told PTI. “And we asked Michelle Obama and she said she loves Indian food,” the Indian-American added.While addressing children kids at the Kids’ State Dinner, President Obama said he liked vegetables more now as compared to when he was a child because of their different preparations, apparently referring to the use of spices.