Hungry History

Category: John F. Kennedy

The President and Mrs. Kennedy attend a dinner on May 5, 1962 for President Houphuet-Boigny, of the Republic of Ivory Coast. (Credit: Kennedy Library)

Fifty Years Ago: The Food of the Kennedy White House

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr, Hungry History takes a special look back at the food of the Kennedy White House.

Jelly Doughnut

I Am a Jelly Doughnut–Or Am I?

Fifty years ago this month, John F. Kennedy made either the most important speech of the Cold War era or the most well known pastry-related blunder of all time.

White House Chefs

Cooking for the Commander-in-Chief: 20th-Century White House Chefs

Meet the cooks who brought White House cuisine into a new age, including Kennedy’s famed chef René Verdon.