Eat Like Obama: The President's Favorite Foods

From Hawaii to Illinois to D.C., it's fair to say that a lot has changed for President Barack Obama. One thing that's remained unchanged? His appetite. We've got recipes to span his lifetime, from his childhood to his family dinners at the White House (12 Photos)

Jacquelyn Lumley and Kristen Aiken on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:30AM

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Eat Like Obama: The President's Favorite Foods

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Gingerbread Waffles

President Obama kicked off his official Presidential Campaign in April of 2008 like most of us begin our mornings: with breakfast. At a diner in Pennsylvania, he stopped for a breakfast of sausages, orange juice and waffles. Though recently he had given local reporters access for interviews, the national press corps hadn't had any for several days. When one reporter asked for his reaction to President Jimmy Carter's statements about a positive meeting with Palestinian faction Hamas, Obama replied,

"Why can't I just eat my waffle?"

The Republican National Committee then sent an email to the press stating, "Today, Obama continued to dodge questions from the media, responding that he just wanted to eat his waffle."

Get the recipe for Gingerbread Waffles

Quote courtesy of The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama by Taste TV/TCB Cafe Publishing, 2009.

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