Vogue: What Jackie Kennedy Ate in a Day
Jackie Kennedy took her breakfast in bed. Every morning, a White House butler brought a tray of toast with honey, orange juice, and coffee with skim milk. For lunch, the first lady had a cup of broth and a slim sandwich (which, on occasion, was grilled cheese.) Her dinner of choice? Cold poached salmon, followed by lamb with potatoes, string beans, and ice cream.
John also ate toast—but with marmalade, accompanied by boiled or poached eggs. It’s a breakfast habit he continued quite literally until the day he died: It was his final meal on the morning of November 22, 1963, hours before his assassination in Dallas, Texas.
The presidential couple’s dietary habits are described in fascinating detail in the new book by Alex Prud’homme, Dinner With the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House.