Beyond Obama's Beer: 10 Other Favorite (and Weird) Presidential Food Choices

Beyond Obama's Beer: 10 Other Favorite (and Weird) Presidential Food Choices

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Cambria Bold
Aug 24, 2012

Earlier this week we told you about the frenzy surrounding President Obama's homemade brew. Well, lest we think it's unusual for a president to be so particular about his food and drink, Grub Street has provided us with a list of the favorite foods of 10 other presidents and first ladies, and some of them are pretty bizarre.

Thomas Jefferson ("founding foodie") grew eggplant and okra; Dolly Madison is credited with popularizing strawberry ice cream in the United States; William Henry Harrison enjoyed a good squirrel stew, while James Buchanan loved a good beef tongue. And Richard Nixon? He loved pineapple cubes mixed with cottage cheese and topped with ketchup. (Hey, whatever floats your boat!)

Read More: Power Hungry: 10 Hungry Presidential Food Proclivities at Grub Street

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(Images, clockwise from top left: Stock Montage/Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, AFP/Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Stock Montage/Getty Images, MPI/Getty Images, all via New York Magazine)

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