George Washington’s favorite foods included ice cream and fish, if you believe the fifth graders at Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, who compiled presidential facts for the White House website. According to that list, Thomas “goody two-shoes” Jefferson listed vegetables among his favorite foods, but also pancakes. John F Kennedy liked New England clam chowdah. Ronald Reagan was, of course, famous for his love of jelly beans. Our current president, George W. Bush, apparently enjoys a lunch of a peanut butter-and-honey sandwich with potato chips. Get this: for dinner, Bush enjoys cheeseburger pizza!
There’s a lot to learn about the men who’ve run our country, folks, not the least of which (well, maybe the least of which) is what they liked to eat. In addition to the Whitehouse site, you might catch some culinary gems on the History Channel’s American Eats presidential special, previewed here:
Presidential Biographies [White House Kids]