First Tastes: Favorite Foods of 21 U.S. Presidents
What people eat often says something about the experiences and values that shaped them, and how they find strength, energy, and solace. So it should come as no surprise there's a vast cornucopia of information about the foods enjoyed by U.S. presidents -- some of whom were quite frugal; it's not all state dinners and $10,000-a-plate fundraisers. To prevent food-data indigestion, we've done some paring and come up with a sampling of presidential favorites starting with the earliest days of the republic and ending with the White House's newest resident.
In a CNBC interview a few years ago, Trump said his favorite foods were steak and pasta. And according to a more recent New York Times story, Trump's tastes would appear decidedly populist. "On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts, Mr. Trump has broadcast his culinary preferences to the nation -- devouring a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (while reading The Wall Street Journal), feasting on a McDonald's burger and fries (to celebrate clinching the Republican presidential nomination) and chowing down on a taco bowl (in an effort to woo Hispanic voters)."