BONUS: Teddy Roosevelt
From the man who got shot midway through a speech and still continued to deliver it, it's not a huge surprise that his diet was anything but dainty. An excerpt from The Presidents' Cookbook gives us some insight into his ridiculous eating habits:
“For breakfast, the President had hard-boiled eggs with rolls and coffee. He varied this occasionally by having a big bowl of hominy with salt and butter. Coffee, too, was consumed in volume. Ted, Jr., recalled that his father's coffee cup was ‘more in the nature of a bathtub.’ One observer, O.K. Davis, said, ‘I have seen him eat a whole chicken and drink four large glasses [of milk] at one meal, and chicken and milk were by no means the only things served.’”
Also, take a look at the menu from Roosevelt’s 42nd birthday
First Course: Bluepoint Oysters
Second Course: Green Turtle Soup, Clear Celery Olives Sweet Sherry
Third Course: Timbale of Peanut Ham
Fourth Course: Crab Flake la Newberg
Fifth Course: Fillet of Beef, Dickinson Green Peas, Fresh Mushrooms sous Cloche
Sixth Course: Quail & Bread Sauce, Salad Roman, Punch
That's a meal fit for a king.
Jeremy Glass is a staff writer at Supercompressor and eats cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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