Favorite foods are forever, so let's honor our presidents and their favorite meals.
George Washington reportedly drank between four and five glasses of wine a day. What would he eat to accompany all that wine? He was said to be nuts for nuts. Washington had a yen for nuts of various kinds, including hazelnuts. He also loved a wide variety of fruits (especially cherries) and fish, and he preferred simple meals over fancy ones.
There seem to be lots of opinions about what Lincoln liked to eat but little verifiable fact. Honest Abe frankly was not a big eater. At most meals, he would simply pick at his food. But if there is one food he had a true fondness for, it is definitely gingerbread.
Gourmet, scientist, traveler, farmer, diplomat: our third president was truly a Renaissance man. He loved Parmesan cheese, French cuisine, and most of all, waffles with peaches.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
While Roosevelt was known to be adventurous, that apparently did not extend to food. He seems to have enjoyed his reputation as a man with simple tastes. His favorite dinners included hearty fares such as creamed chipped beef, bread pudding, but he also had a particular love of doughnuts and would eat them at breakfast and teatime.
John Quincy Adams
Although we can not know for sure, it is said that John Quincy Adams is credited with a simple and healthy favorite of fresh fruit.
Gerald Ford had simple tastes, though, for breakfasts, he loved to indulge in homemade waffles with strawberries and cream.
Wilson's favorites included sweets such as strawberry ice cream and charlotte russe, a cold cake made of fruit and bread, sponge cake, or ladyfinger biscuits.
There is no president in modern history whose taste for hamburgers was more well-publicized than Bill Clinton's. Clinton chased his favorite fast foods, including jalapeno cheeseburgers, chicken enchiladas, barbecue, and cinnamon rolls, years before he would experiment with veganism for his health.
John F. Kennedy
A man of Boston, JFK's favorite lunch was a simple bowl of New England clam chowder, along with a piece of fruit and perhaps a sandwich. Similarly, he was fond of seafood, and classic Boston baked beans for his dinner.
George W. Bush
Despite his Southern roots and the occasional Texas barbecue dinner, George W. Bush preferred homey dishes, such as biscuits, chicken pot pie, and grilled cheese. And choosing between a cheeseburger and a pizza may be one of the toughest decisions. George W. Bush is a step ahead: He likes his cheeseburgers on his pizza. What a problem solver.