Squirrel stew, jelly beans, and hoecakes: Here are all 46 presidents’ favorite foods

US President Joe Biden carries an ice cream cone as he leaves Jeni’s Ice Cream in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2022.

Presidents of the United States have had some eccentric choices for favorite foods.
From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, these commanders-in-chief didn’t let their time in office change their tastes.  
Here are the favorite foods of all 46 presidents. 

Presidents have hundreds of staff members to cater to their every whim during their time in the White House. 

Though the Executive Mansion hosts some of the country’s most exclusive and upscale dinners, each president has different tastes for everyday fuel. 

The recorded favorites of each president seem to stem from choices made by first ladies, food trends at the time, and comfort food to stay consistent through a rocky administration. 

From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, here are all 46 presidents’ favorite treats: 

George Washington: Hoecakes

The first president loved hoecakes topped with honey, an early version of an American breakfast classic that originated as a Native American recipe. 

John Adams: Hard cider

Adams picked up the habit of drinking a morning “gill” of hard cider while attending Harvard and later wrote that he would “… never forget how refreshing and salubrious” he found the beverage in college.

Thomas Jefferson: Mac and cheese

Jefferson discovered macaroni during his European travels and is credited with popularizing the food in the US after he brought a machine for making the pasta back from Naples, Italy. 

James Madison: Ice cream

While it’s hard to pin down one favorite …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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