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The Worst Food in White House History

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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.

I bet this chowder is a lot less bland!!
I bet this chowder is a lot less bland!!

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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