I posted briefly on DCist about this Saveur article, but it wasn’t my complete commentary. So here it is, though not very well edited:
Serious chocoholic: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who goes for chocolate ice cream or barring that a chocolate donut. How does she manage to stay so svelte? It’s a good thing she’s not on the Senate side or it sounds like she’d be raiding their candy desk. And oh yeah… she will definitely drink your chocolate milkshake. Yes, she will drink it all up.
How to stay young forever: 91-year old former CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite who details eating 4,000 calories before swimming a four-by-100-meter race.
Good luck on that artificial colon: Washington Post writer Dana Milbank takes his son to Chevy Chase Diner on the weekends. One can only assume he is referring to American City Diner since there is no Chevy Chase Diner. ACD is a great place to hit up drunk. But in the light of day it is only a place to go when your eyes are glazed over after some late weekend morning pleasures. The afterglow will stop you from noticing the thick patina of grease and the similarity of the bacon to Beggin’ Strips.
Stranger in a strange land: Atlantic Monthly writer James Fallows clearly loves the sound of his own pen with a lengthy five-paragraph description of his breakfast habits. Most notable is his attempt to avoid the Chinese breakfast staple, congee (basically cream of rice), during his three-year stay in China. His excuse? He likes things that are unimaginative and therefore comforting. I can’t think of anything more unimaginative or comforting than congee. It’s all spin. James Fallows obviously hates Chinese food.
The only man still on Atkins: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is probably best known for his substantial weight loss. Surprisingly he lists his breakfast as eggs and meat with an occasional yogurt. Quite a departure from someone you would expect to be savoring whole grains or fruits and vegetables. In fact, he is the only one to list only proteins. Or perhaps he is picking up the diet or lack of diet plan that Al Gore embarked on after his own unsuccessful presidential bid.