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Presidential Food: A Resource Guide

Internet Resources

This is a wide-ranging list of online resources that all have something to say—or show—concerning presidents, first ladies and food. The archived White House websites;from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are a good source for menus and information about food related to holidays and other occasions in some of the more recent White House administrations. This list also includes links to news stories, including reports on on African American White House chefs, a video tour of the White House kitchen, and a description of the gala state dinner hosted by the Kennedy's at which guests sailed down the Potomac River in barges to arrive at George Washington's Mt. Vernon estate.

"Pot luck" with the "boys"—President Roosevelt's cowboy breakfast at Hugo, Colorado. 1903. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Resources from the White House and Other Historic Sites

Newspaper and Journal Articles

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