In honor of President’s Day, we decided to take a look into the morning routine of President Barack Obama as well as a few of the former Presidents of the United States. What our presidents eat is influenced by family heritage, personal preference, physical condition, and social obligation. Take a look at the unique gastronomic portraits of a few of our past presidents!
: President Obama starts his day with a very hearty breakfast! A typical morning repast includes four to six eggs, potatoes, and wheat toast. Every now and then, Obama enjoys fruit, bacon, and oatmeal.
George W. Bush:
True to his Texas roots, former President George W. Bush loves huevos rancheros and biscuits!
Clinton is known for his unhealthy eating habits and thus it comes as no surprise that his favorite breakfast treats include cinnamon rolls and Egg McMuffins.
George H.W. Bush:
George H.W. Bush was famous for his vocal dislike of broccoli. We do not have much record of what he did like, however, except that he frequently requested corn pudding at many a State Dinner!
The Reagans were very health conscious in their breakfast habits. Typically, former President Reagan started the day with bran cereal, skim milk, fresh fruit, and decaffeinated coffee. Once a week, Reagan enjoyed a single egg scrambled, poached, or soft-boiled. Reagan usually supplemented his morning repast with whole wheat toast or a home-made muffin.
Jimmy Carter stuck with his southern roots when it came to morning meals. He preferred ham with redeye gravy, baked grits, and cornbread for breakfast.
Gerald Ford had breakfast habits that are Original Pancake House approved! Ford preferred waffles with strawberries and sour cream, and German apple pancakes!
At the Original Pancake House, we have plenty of breakfast options for both presidential tastes and presidential appetites! Next time you are out for breakfast in Denver, join us for a Gerald Ford-approved apple pancake or Barack Obama’s favorite eggs, potatoes and toast!