One presidential term goes down in history as serving borderline inedible food to the thousands of guests who dined in the White House. Tables were set with leathery roasts, bland chowders—things called "Seafood Surprise" and a favorite called "Eggs Mexican," an otherwise not at all Mexican creation made from eggs, rice, and... bananas.
What was on the menu, who was responsible, and the revenge theory behind it all is in today's episode of Burnt Toast.
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On our new weekly podcast, two friends separated by the Atlantic take questions and compare notes on everything from charcuterie trends to scone etiquette.
I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.