"If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen" ... it's an old expression we've all heard when referring to Washington, D.C.

Fortunately, most of our Presidents ignored that advice when it came to the White House kitchen!

To see the favorite foods our First Families, just click on the Commander-in-Chief and First Lady of your choice below.

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George Washington
(1789-1797)
Martha
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John Adams
(1797-1801)
Abigail
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Thomas Jefferson
(1801-1809)
Martha
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James Madison
(1809-1817)
Dolly
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James Monroe
(1817-1825)
Eliza
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John Q. Adams
(1825-1829)
Louisa
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Andrew Jackson
(1829-1837)
Rachel
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Martin Van Buren
(1837-1841)
Hannah
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William Henry Harrision
(1841)
Anna
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John Tyler
(1841-1845)
Julia
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James Polk
(1845-1849)
Sarah
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Zachary Taylor
(1849-1850)
Margaret
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Millard Fillmore
(1850-1853)
Abigail
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Franklin Pierce
(1853-1857)
Jane
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James Buchanan
(1857-1861)
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Abraham Lincoln
(1861-1865)
Mary
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Andrew Johnson
(1865-1869)
Eliza
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Ulysses S Grant
(1869-1877)
Julia
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Rutherford Hayes
(1877-1881)
Lucy
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James Garfield
(1881)
Lucretia
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Chester Arthur
(1881-1885)
Ellen
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Grover Cleveland
(1885-1889,
1893-1897)
Frances
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Benjamin Harrison
(1889-1893)
Caroline
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William McKinley
(1897-1901)
Ida
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Theodore Roosevelt
(1901-1909)
Edith
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William H. Taft
(1909-1913)
Helen
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Woodrow Wilson
(1913-1921)
Edith
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Warren Harding
(1921-1923)
Florence
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Calvin Coolidge
(1923-1929)
Anna
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Herbert Hoover
(1929-1933)
Lou
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1933-1945)
Eleanor
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Harry Truman
(1945-1953)
Bess
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Dwight Eisenhower
(1953-1961)
Mamie
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John F. Kennedy
(1961-1963)
Jacqueline
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Lyndon Johnson
(1963-1969)
Lady Bird
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Richard Nixon
(1969-1974)
Pat
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Gerald Ford
(1974-1977)
Betty
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Jimmy Carter
(1977-1981)
Rosalynn
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Ronald Reagan
(1981-1989)
Nancy
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George HW Bush
(1989-1993)
Barbara
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Bill Clinton
(1993-2001)
Hillary
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George W. Bush
(2001-2009)
Laura
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Barak H. Obama
(2009-Present)
Michele


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