Barbecued Shrimp with Cheese Grits
Lemon-Brined Fried Chicken
True to his Southern roots, Jimmy Carter loved fried chicken. We suggest Thomas Keller's supercrispy and juicy lemon-brined Napa version.
Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants
Franklin D. Roosevelt was fond of hot dogs; we think this crosshatch version, served in a warm mustard-brushed croissant, would have been to his liking.
Garlicky Herb-Rubbed Hanger Steaks
Ronald Reagan, a huge steak fan, would most likely have appreciated these garlicky herb-rubbed hangar steaks.
Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce
Dwight D. Eisenhower loved hearty beef stews. Jacques Pépin's version, slow-simmered with a robust red wine, is a fitting homage.
Vanilla Ice Cream Sundaes with Hot Fudge and Caramel Sauces
John F. Kennedy had a soft spot for ice cream topped with gooey hot fudge.
Salted Fudge Brownies
Richard Nixon was a huge brownie fan and might have loved these fudgy, sweet-salty brownies, a childhood recipe from F&W Restaurant Editor Kate Krader.