Hungry History

Category: U.S. Presidents

White House Museum

Presidential Palates: White House Menus

If the adage is true, and we really are what we eat, then there’s much to be learned from White House menus.

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.

Presidential Chefs

Cooking for the Commander-in-Chief: The First Presidential Chefs

Meet the cooks who prepared meals for the early U.S. presidents, often working under conditions that were anything but glamorous.

Turtle Soup

The Rise and Fall of Turtle Soup

Explore the history of turtle soup, and then whip up a (mock) batch of your own.