Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Not all presidents could be considered foodies.
President Washington enjoyed fish and hazelnuts as well as cherries.
President Nixon was so fond of yogurt that he had it flown in daily from California.
Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman were known for picking at their food and viewing it more as fuel for the body than as a source of pleasure.
Most presidents, however, had at least one or two favorite foods they ate while they were in the White House:
GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Fish, hazelnuts, and, yes -- cherries.
THOMAS JEFFERSON -- Sweet corn and macaroni and cheese.
ANDREW JACKSON -- Leg of lamb and lamb chops (preferably with rosemary), rabbit, fried apple pies and "leather britches" -- green beans cooked with water and bacon.
MARTIN VAN BUREN -- Oysters.
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON -- Hard cider and burgoo (squirrel stew).
JAMES POLK -- Ham, corn pone and tomato omelet.
ULYSSES S. GRANT -- Rice pudding.
JAMES GARFIELD -- Squirrel soup, soda bread, mashed potatoes, parsnips and apple pie.
CHESTER ARTHUR -- Mutton chops with a glass of ale, and rare roast beef with hot baked potatoes.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT -- Steak, fried chicken, hominy and cookies. Roosevelt had a big sweet tooth, and typically put seven lumps of sugar in his coffee. He also loved Hu-Kwa and Caravan teas.
WOODROW WILSON -- Chicken salad and strawberry ice cream.
WARREN G. HARDING -- Knockwurst and sauerkraut.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT -- He fed hot dogs to the king and queen of England. The king asked for seconds.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER -- Beef stew, prune whip, English rice pudding, roast and stuffed breast of veal.
JOHN F. KENNEDY -- New England fish chowder, corn muffins and lamb chops.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON -- Chipped beef covered in cream, beef stroganoff, hot biscuits, spinach and tapioca pudding. He was a buttermilk addict.
RICHARD NIXON -- Cottage cheese, meatloaf and California fruits such as avocado. Nixon's favorite breakfast, according to the Nixon Library and Museum, was cottage cheese garnished with ketchup and/or black pepper, fresh fruit, wheat germ and coffee. Nixon loved yogurt so much, he had it flown in daily from California.
GERALD FORD -- Waffles with strawberries and sour cream, German apple pancakes and fresh strawberries.
JIMMY CARTER -- Chicken, grits and eggplant.
RONALD REAGAN -- Broiled swordfish with lemon butter.
GEORGE W. BUSH -- Huevos rancheros, warm biscuits, and peanut butter and honey sandwiches.
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President Theodore Roosevelt typically put seven lumps of sugar in his coffee.