Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama
By the time our thirty first president had entered the office French cuisine was the main course of the world's ruling parties. The White House was no different. Some loved it more than others. Dwight D. Eisenhower for example, who was always thought to be a meat and potatoes all American type guy loved foods like succotash and artichoke soup. Then Gerald Ford entered the office and the picky pallete was out the door. Back to American soul foods. And nobody did it better than Ronald Regan with Jelly beans and fudge brownies.
Herbert Hoover 31st: gumbo, lobster, Virginia Ham, Egg Timbales, black cherries, griddle cakes, fried cornmeal mush
Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd: creamed chipped beef, bread pudding, fried cornmeal mush, Welsh rabbits, cheese, doughnuts, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, turtle soup, apple pie, steak, hot dogs
Harry Truman 33rd: roast, fried chicken, grapefruit, cereal, oyster soup, filet mignon, strawberry shortcake, cornmeal dumplings with turnip greens
Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th: Biddle boeuf a la mode, succotash, cream of artichoke soup, beef soup, prune whip, apple pie, rice pudding
John F. Kennedy 35th: New England clam chowder, corn muffins, and baked beans
Lyndon B. Johnson 36th: canned peas, tapioca pudding, and sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows.
Richard Nixon 37th: cottage cheese and fresh fruit
Gerald Ford 38th: pot roast and red cabbage.
Jimmy Carter 39th: corn bread, sirloin steak (medium rare), grits, and nuts
Ronald Regan 40th: chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, fudge brownies, jelly beans(licorice flavored), pumpkin pie, pecan pie, monkey bread, ice cream
George H.W. Bush 41st: eggs and pork rinds with hot sauce
Bill Clinton 42nd: burgers, steak, onion rings
George W. Bush 43rd: tex mex food, beef tenderloin
Barack Obama 44th: chili