Presidential Candidates' Favorite Food

Published: May. 1, 2007 at 5:51 PM EDT
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Republican presidential candidates are literally red-meat conservatives. So it seemed when The Associated Press asked presidential hopefuls from both parties what they like to cook. Democrats appear more diverse in the food they most like to prepare.

The survey reveals Mike Huckabee still appreciates a good steak despite losing 110 pounds from a 280-pound frame after being diagnosed with diabetes in 2003.

AP asked the candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, habits and backgrounds. Today's question and their answers:


What is your favorite food to cook?


Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: Pasta

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I'm a lousy cook, but I make pretty good soft scrambled eggs."

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: "An August New England dinner: Lobster, corn and tomatoes."

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Hamburgers

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Hot water, according to his wife, Elizabeth. Doesn't cook. A vegan, he favors fresh fruits and vegetables.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: Chili

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Diet milkshake


Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: Beef

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Hamburgers or steak on the grill

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Ribeye steak on the grill

California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Chicken fried venison.

Arizona Sen. John McCain: Baby-back ribs

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Hot dog

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: Doesn't cook.