Nancy Pelosi traces her food heritage to risotto but, thanks to her grandsons, she can also locate Paris’s best croissant. Here, she discusses all things food related.
I have five children, and I cooked for them for years. When I went to Congress, my daughter Alexandra said to me, “Mom, I’m very proud of you.” And I said, “Why, because I’m a woman member of Congress?” And she said, “No, you used to cook, and then you stopped. Well, now nobody cooks, and you were one of the first to stop!” Of course people cook, but now there are wonderful places like Eataly for prepared food.
Her Morning Ice Cream Habit
I’ve been eating dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast for as long as I can remember. I don’t see it as different from having a cup of coffee. The flavors keep getting darker and darker, which I love. Double Rainbow has one called Ultra Chocolate; you can just imagine how delicious that is. And Three Twins, I like their Bittersweet Chocolate. Sugar cones are my thing.