Skip to comments.Eleanor Roosevelt purposely served crappy food to FDR
Posted on 08/22/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT by sparklite2
This first lady was known for Depression-era frugality, and her meals reflected that. While her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in office, she insisted on putrid White House dinners such as chicken liver, cold mutton, gelatin-heavy salads and something called Seafood Surprise.
Many history buffs suspect the repulsive meals were less about scrimping and more about exacting revenge on FDR for having affairs. In any event, Mrs. Roosevelt refused to fire the chef who made them. The advice around Washington at the time: If you were invited to dine at the White House, eat before you went.
After FDR died, Eleanor transformed her palate, enjoying delicacies such as crab legs and baking biscuits, and applesauce cake for loved ones a sign, Shapiro says, that she appreciated good food when not serving as the presidents wife, a job she never wanted.
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I bet I know what he didn’t eat.
No, that’s not true. It was Mrs. Nesbitt who designed the meals at the White House. She had served Mrs. Roosevelt for years before they made it to Washington. It’s true that FDR hated her food but that was because Eleanor had no interest in food preparation or serving anyone good food. Typical of that “aristocratic” generation. She famously served hot dogs to the King of England.
Evil woman. Not very attractive either.
Yankee Bean Salad and Tuna Surprise.
Sounds like steam escaping.
Wasn’t Eleanor a dyke? I just realized she looks a lot like Kathy Bates.
Why is Jimmy Carter wearing a dress in that picture with Fascist Delano Roosevelt?
In keeping with (or perhaps helping to establish) the tradition of
liberal women, Elanor Roosevelt was the penultimate Hose-Beast.
That said, I would personally consider Cold Mutton
and chicken livers a sumptuous repast.
I wonder if she would’ve give the royals an ipod preloaded with her speeches.
[ Eleanor transformed her palate, enjoying delicacies such as crab legs and baking biscuits, and applesauce cake for loved ones ]
Are we sure this article isn’t about the Mooch? (who has the onslaught of pics of her stuffing her pie hole while she made schoolchildren starve?)
Eleanor: “If I Were Your Wife Id Put Poison in Your Tea!
Franklin: If I Were Your Husband Id Drink It
Palestinian Jimmy just cross-dressin’ in support of Barack and Michael.
All right. I saw that. :)
She was a lesbian.
Okay, that just made me spit my drink!
Wow! That woman sure was ugly.
But my impression is Eleanor didn't spend a whole lot of time in Washington. She preferred road trips with her lesbian lover.
I still cook up chicken livers. What a delightful treat. I also make pate out of them.
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