When I heard that Barack Obama's favorite food is pizza from Italian Fiesta Pizzeria in Hyde Park, Chicago, I got to wondering about what our past 10 presidents liked to eat best.
Most of the following foods are debatable, but that doesn't make the information any less interesting. I tried to get at least two sources for each one:
George W. Bush: Mexican food
William J. Clinton: Chicken enchiladas (allergic to chocolate!)
George H. W. Bush: Pork rinds
Ronald Reagan: Macaroni and cheese
Jimmy Carter: Sirloin steak
Gerald Ford: Pot roast and red cabbage
Richard Nixon: Cottage cheese and ketchup
Lyndon Johnson: He liked Fresca so much he had a fountain dispensing the soda pop installed in the Oval Office.
John F. Kennedy: Tomato soup with sour cream
Dwight Eisenhower : Vegetable soup and steak
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Maybe I'm cynical, but I don't think that anybody who ends up as president cites a favorite anything off the top of his head...I think most answers to pop culture/personal questions are at least a little calculated. But whether they are or not, I think this list is a pretty interesting comment on how American food habits have changed over the past 20 years - sometime around the early 90s, Mexican food became as American as apple pie. Seems right in line with all of those statistics about salsa overtaking ketchup as the country's #1 condiment.
Posted by: kitpollard
George H.W. Bush was better known for hating broccoli than any food he particularly liked
Posted by: Will A
Obviously George H.W. never had my roasted broccoli!
Posted by: Dahlink