What President Obama Eats for His Afternoon Snack

Hey, take a look at this! It's President Obama's afternoon snack. What do we spot? Butterfly crackers, cheese, carrots, and is that a slice of pear?

This photo is from a meeting with President Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs. Apparently they had a snack together. What a simple snack! We must say that the presentation takes it a step up above preschool, although we did wonder if mats and naptime were next?

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Meanwhile, in the Roosevelt Room, the staff gathers for a decidedly much more office-like snack: pizza. This was a "pizza tasting gathering" — for what, we wonder? To choose the pizza of record for the White House? The one that will be ordered for all those late-night budget and planning sessions? We are now very, very curious on which pizza made the cut.

Oh, and if you're curious about that fine china pictured up top, here's a look at the White House's new china patterns.

Related: A New Kitchen Garden for the White House

(Images: Official White House photographer Pete Souza via Flickr. Licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.