Looking through the food of each administration gives insight to the era as well. Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess made famous a recipe for Ozark Pudding, a somewhat humble apple and walnut pudding cake, while Kennedy and Regan brought about more glamourous tastes. President Bill Clinton had a reputation for downing doughnuts in his heyday, but these days he's making just as much news with his strict vegan diet. Michelle Obama made waves with her White House garden and devotion to vegetables, and her cauliflower mac and cheese conveyed those ideals as well. Now the question is what will the next administration bring to the table?
Read more and get the recipes: Presidential Foods And What They Say About Our Leaders at NPR's The Salt
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