Eat Like Your Candidates
We may not all be casting the same vote Tuesday, but we should be able to agree on one thing: Event TV and good eats make as good a pair as chocolate and peanut butter. Even if you didn’t grow up like me, posting countdowns on the fridge to the “family picnic in the TV room” (aka Super Bowl Sunday).
That’s why I tracked down some info on the Presidential candidates’ favorite food. Many of you have told me you are attending election night parties and rallies Tuesday – official and unofficial. Why not plan ahead and eat like your candidate while watching the coverage?
Republican presidential candidate John McCain once told the Associated Press, "I eat almost everything. Sometimes I don’t do too well with vegetables," according to a September article in The Boston Globe.
The site suggests healthy versions of the candidates’ fave meals. It also cites reports that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s favorite food is moose stew and Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden usually opts for Italian. Biden often orders penne with tomato sauce and basil at Toscana Kitchen + Bar in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the site.
The Boston Globe article noted that Obama doesn’t like sweets, but he is a fan of the Mexican food at Chicago’s Topolobampo. Obama apparently likes five-course tasting menu there and usually orders one house margarita with salt.
The restaurant’s chef, Rick Bayless, told NPR how to make some of the restaurant’s faves in a feature last month. Check it out here.
What are your election night TV dinner plans?
Related: B&C’s Election 08 coverage
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