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Presidential Food Obsessions

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

One of FDR’s preferred foods was a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, according to Henrietta Nesbitt, the White House housekeeper during his administration. Other all-American favorites included scrambled eggs, fish chowder, hot dogs and fruitcake. Nesbitt said that the president liked foods that “he could dig into.”

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