Presidential Eats: Happy Presidents' Day from The Kitchn

Presidents' Day 2011

Happy Presidents' Day! We take this holiday off, here at The Kitchn, but we still have some good cooking lined up for you today. We'll be bringing you some roundups of our best kitchen tours, recipes, and how to tutorials. But first, to kick things off, here's a look back at all things presidential and food-related! From Obama's afternoon snack to Thomas Jefferson's ice cream, here's a roundup of some presidential eats.

Thomas Jefferson's recipe for vanilla ice cream.

President Obama's afternoon snack and his favorite iced tea.

• A new kitchen garden for the White House, and a set of designs for a new White House kitchen, too.

• A fascinating look at presidential food history, including Martha Washington's birthday cake recipe.

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