Photo: lynn.gardner / Flickr Kennedy Food of Choice: Clam Chowder Like any good New England boy, JFK was known to enjoy a nice bowl of chowdah. He ordered a bunch of it at the Union Oyster House in his pre-presidential days, and kept it in the White House kitchen after leaving Boston. The National Archives has even released the prez's preferred recipe if you're a stickler for authenticity
Reagan Food of Choice: Jelly Beans For our 40th president, jelly beans were hardly just an Easter treat. Reagan was known to stash jars of Jelly Bellies around the White House and even had three and a half tons of the stuff shipped for the '81 inauguration. Though Jelly Belly did create the blueberry flavor just for the Gipper -- so there could be red, white, and blue candies at the inauguration party -- his favorite flavor was licorice
Obama Food of Choice: Chili Notably served during that unfathomably awkward post-election summit with Mitt Romney, chili has been our returning president's go-to potluck dish since college. When he's not getting in trouble for ordering it on his hot dog, Obama and his family make it themselves with this recipe.