Favorite food obsessions of 21 U.S. presidents

What people eat often says something about the experiences and values that shaped them, and how they find strength, energy, and solace. So it should come as no surprise there's a vast cornucopia of information about the foods enjoyed by U.S. presidents — some of whom were quite frugal; it's not all state dinners and $10,000-a-plate fundraisers. To prevent food-data indigestion, we've come up with a sampling of presidential favorites starting with the earliest days of the republic and ending with the White House's current resident.