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The US President Who Ate Steak For Breakfast Every Day
William Howard Taft ate a juicy 12-ounce steak for breakfast every day during his presidency from 1909 to 1913. He enjoyed high-quality cuts like sirloin, tenderloin, or T-bone.
According to a recipe published in the Washington Post, the steak was seared in fat, then broiled for 10 to 15 minutes, seasoned with salt and pepper, and coated in butter.
In her book, "Secrets of the White House," Taft's housekeeper, Elizabeth Jaffray, revealed that two oranges, creamy coffee, potatoes, and toast and butter were also on the menu.
He was decidedly not a fan of eggs. Instead, he enjoyed potatoes with his first meal of the day, especially in the form of hashbrowns.
Taft's meaty diet contributed to his obesity, indigestion, and sleep apnea. His lifelong battle with his weight earned him the accolade of the heaviest president to hold office.