So, what meat did our first president George Washington enjoy? What about Honest Abe? Did JFK have a taste for a particular morsel of meaty goodness? How about Ronald Reagan?
Here's the run down of just a few:
- George Washington had simple tastes when it came to food. He liked his meals hardy but plain. However, Washington seemed to favor fish above all other meats.
- Abraham Lincoln had the appetite of a farm boy, especially, when it came to bacon. He'd fit right in around here!
- James Garfield reportedly loved milk and squirrel soup but hated oatmeal. Well, each to their own.
- FDR, while he served hot dogs to the Queen of England, loved rabbit for his Sunday supper but he also enjoyed creamed chipped beef, bacon, sausage, and other traditionally American dishes.
- JFK was more upscale and swanky then many of his predecessors. He enjoyed a French cuisine often ordering a bowl of vichyssoise and chicken in champagne sauce. No squirrel for the Kennedy's.
- The Reagan's were definitely bread eaters but Ronald Reagan loved roast beef.
Here's a favorite food list from The Favorite Foods of Presidents Past:
- Barack Obama: Fran’s Smoked Salt Caramels (buttery caramels coated in milk chocolate and sprinkled with smoked sea salt).
- George W. Bush: Homemade ‘cheeseburger pizzas’ composed of a cheeseburger on top of a margherita pizza.
- Bill Clinton: Jalapeño cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles, and onions.
- George Bush: Pork rinds.
- Ronald Reagan: Jelly beans.
- Richard Nixon: Cottage cheese and ketchup.
- Lyndon B. Johnson: Like Warren Buffet, he had a daily hamburger fix.
- John F. Kennedy: Boston clam chowder and ice cream with hot fudge.
- Dwight Eisenhower: Beef stew.
- Harry S. Truman: His mama’s fried chicken and custard pie; his wife’s chocolate cake, as well as chicken and dumplings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt: Grilled cheese sandwich, scrambled eggs, fish chowder, hot dogs, and fruitcake.
- Warren G. Harding: Men’s-only dinners featuring saurkraut and knockwurst.
- Theodore Roosevelt: Fried chicken smothered in white gravy.
- Abraham Lincoln: His mother’s gingerbread.
- Andrew Jackson: Cheddar cheese. A 1,400-pound wheel of it.
- Thomas Jefferson: Expensive red wine.
- John Adams: New England cheese, bacon, white potatoes, and cider.
- Georgia Washington: Nuts, so much so that he had dental issues from cracking them with his teeth so much.
As a society we need to be understanding of our differences and respectful of individual choices.
That's enough insight for one day. Enjoy President's Day, everybody!