Secret Food Cravings of Boomer Era Presidents

Posted on February 6th, 2017 in Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.”  ~Anonymous

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Lyndon Johnson loved Fresca so much he installed a sofa fountain dispenser in the Oval Office exclusively for the drink. His special treat was hot biscuits with deer sausage. He was the first President to throw an outdoor barbecue at the White House.

Bill Clinton’s favorite sandwich is peanut butter and bananas.

Dwight Eisenhower as a General chained smoked four packs of Camels a day. He quit before becoming President. He and wife Mamie enjoyed eating TV dinners while watching television.

First TV dinner served in U.S on 9/10/53 (Turkey)

Richard Nixon’s main comfort food was Spaghetti-Os.

Ronald Reagan had a huge sweet tooth. He got his Jelly Belly addiction while kicking his pipe smoking addiction. They were served in the Oval Office and on Air Force One. Blueberry was his favorite flavor. He also consumed chocolate ice cream and cake on a daily basis.

Portrait in Jelly Bellys

Harry Truman never cooked a meal in his life (that we know of).

Gerald Ford was a Midwest kind of guy and liked basic, hearty vittals. His favorite dinner: pot roast, potatoes, red cabbage, and butter pecan ice cream.

John Kennedy’s alcohol of choice was ice-cold beer. Jackie preferred daiquiris.

Jimmy Carter loved grits and served it to most White House guests. Yes, he loved peanuts, too.

George H. Bush despised broccoli. “I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And now I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” True to his word, it was never served in his White House. He put hot sauce on everything, and loved pork rinds smothered in the spicy stuff.

George W. Bush fancied BLTs made with Kraft Singles on white bread.

Discravings. Barack Obama worked at Baskin Robbins as a teenager and today he avoids ice cream. He smokes (did he quit?) but doesn’t drink coffee. By the way, Teddy Roosevelt would swill a gallon of java everyday.


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