Hugh Hefner's Favorite Meal; Presley and the Beatles Ate Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Livers

A roundup of famous people and their dining habits

Over at Bloomberg, the Playboy Mansion chef revealed Hugh Hefner's preferred meal: his mother's fried chicken with two scoops of mashed potatoes and two poached eggs.

Of course, Hefner's not the only picky guy out there. Today, Lapham's Quarterly published a quirky roundup of food news, and here are just a couple favorites:

On Sept. 13, 2001, President George W. Bush was told of a credible threat to the White House. “I’m not leaving,” he said, “and by the way I’m hungry.” He then ordered a cheeseburger.

When the Beatles visited Elvis Presley in 1965, Presley ordered “broiled chicken livers wrapped in bacon and sweet-and-sour meatballs.”

Julia Child hated cilantro so much, she once said, “I would pick it out if I saw it and throw it on the floor.”

Finally, Amelia Earhart drank chicken soup from a thermos, and a can of tomato juice during her 15-hour trans-Atlantic flight. Best of all, she opened the tomato juice with an ice pick.

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