On the one hand, the Heads of State - the same people as we are with you. But we understand that they are living, to say the least, different. And eat, including.
At the end of last week it became known that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un overweight due cheese "Emmental". The head of North Korea's favorite cheese so carried away that his health deteriorated.
The former chef of the Kim family, Kenji Fujimoto, said that Kim Jong-un is also very fond of the shark fin dishes. That shark steaks head of the DPRK treated the former chef during his visit to the country in 2012.
Kenji Fujimoto, who escaped from North Korea to Japan in 2001, noted that in the 14-year-old Kim Jong-un consumed vodka and could drink a whole bottle. At the last meeting of the leaders of the DPRK drinking sake.
Fast Food in American
US President Barack Obama as a true democrat, prefers simple food - fast food. In 2010, in Arlington (near Washington), regaled Obama Dmitry Medvedev at a diner Ray \ 's Hell Burger. The American president then chose the burger with cheddar cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and pickles. In addition, state officials ordered the fries, though, one for two.
Obama would not mind a beer. In 2012, he equipped the territory of the White House mini-brewery, which brews its own beer under the name "El Honey White House» (White House Honey Ale). In addition, the president's wife Michelle Obama after moving into the White House broke on the lawn of the residence garden. Later it was reported that she was able to collect about 700 kilos of vegetables. Especially good Michelle grows broccoli, spinach, cabbage, lettuce and other greens.
In 2008, when Obama was still a senator from Illinois, The New York Times published a list of his most favorite and least favorite dishes. It turned out that Obama crazy roasted almonds, pistachios, Protein Bar MET-Rx with peanuts, chocolate milk and vegetables. A mayonnaise, chips, asparagus in her mouth takes. Lemonade and other soft drinks, Obama does not drink - drink food prefers plain water or tea.
On taste preferences Vladimir Putin is little known. The president himself once shared that food is not fussy. "If there is a choice between meat and fish - prefer fish, meat like lamb. For sweets, in general, indifferent, not including ice cream. When somewhere to come, happy to try the local cuisine. Pretty long accustomed to green tea, "- said Putin.
In 2012, the Russian leader had breakfast with NTV journalists. It turned out that the president of Russia in the morning eating porridge and cottage cheese with honey, drink raw quail eggs. In addition, Putin is drinking a cocktail prepared by our own recipe. Among the ingredients of beets and horseradish.
The working visit of the President likes to try local dishes, dine in catering establishments. In 2003, the Kaliningrad cafe "The road," he ordered soup, pies with red caviar, smoked eel and pancakes with strawberries.
In 2008, during a visit to Tatarstan ordered in the dining room of a special economic zone "Alabuga" salad, chicken noodle soup, beef with rice and pastry. Food cost the president at 37 rubles 60 kopecks.
In 2013, Putin and combiners dined Kuban borscht. What else then treated to the head of state, it is not known - the President asked journalists to leave, explaining that the front of the camera "it is difficult to have an appetite».
In Petrozavodsk in April this year, Putin said that he likes Karelian gate (small cakes of rye dough). He also noted palatability Ossetian pies, chak-chak and Tatar Tat.
The former president's wife, Lyudmila Putin, by contrast, contended that the president quite fussy eating habits and may refuse to eat dinner, have it at least a little like a dish. At the same time, Lyudmila Putin complained that the president never praises the food, even if she liked him.
In 2010, the Kremlin chef Anatoly Galkin said that from alcohol Vladimir Putin prefers wine or beer. Moreover, Galkin share recipes signature cocktails that the first person is drunk at official receptions: a lot of ice, a drop of lemon juice, mint syrup and 50 grams of champagne. According to Cook, this drink is "unusually quenches thirst».
The first president of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, their culinary preferences are not concealed. Very fond of meat, especially wild game, wild boar and venison. Anatoly Galkin recalled that the presidential family loved the ravioli with caviar. Boris also highly valued veal sausage with pistachios. But from the exotic dishes, which the head of state were treated at receptions abroad, Yeltsin refused.
Drink former president preferred spirits, mainly vodka or brandy quality.
Another fan of the simple cuisine - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. "I prefer fish to meat, black bread - white, the menu always included fruit, juices ... very fond of cakes and ice cream. But with the latest delicacies difficult: it is necessary to limit myself. Ate cake - kindly otpashi 3-4 kilometer rollerblading or skiing, "- says the recipe for longevity Lukashenko.
Mother-in-law of President Zhelnerovich Elena told me that during the visits of feed-in-law pancakes, scrambled eggs, milk soups and pancakes. According to her, many years Lukashenka food preferences have not changed.
At the end of July 2014 in London, hosted the annual meeting ClubdesChefs, which brings together chefs preparing for heads of state. Following the meeting, it became known about the culinary preferences of the British Queen Elizabeth II. It turned out that she does not like shrimp and other seafood. But good to the traditional British food - oatmeal, which begins with the day. Earlier, the former royal chef Mark Flanagan (Mark Flanagan) said that Elizabeth II loves potatoes.
It happens that before bedtime drink a glass of Dubonnet Queen (drink wine, consumed as an aperitif). Because alcoholic beverages prefers gin.
It is rumored that the current French President Francois Hollande, unlike Sarkozy does not like artichokes. The previous president of the Fifth Republic, by contrast, called his favorite dish of pasta with artichokes, black truffles and foie gras. To wash down the food Sarkozy preferred wine. During his rule, Sarkozy had dinner in the restaurant at Hotel Le Bristol, located not far from the Elysee Palace. Price per serving of his favorite dishes at the time was 82 euros. Thus Sarkozy, in contrast to Kim Jong-un, can not stand cheese.
The most "refined" tastes among French presidents Francois Mitterrand had, one of the favorite dishes of which were fried garden of oatmeal. Small birds are considered a delicacy in France. To oatmeal gained weight, they are locked in a dark box with millet, where the birds continually absorb food. After that they drowned in Armagnac and fry. There buntings rely without the aid of cutlery, with the need to cover his head with a cloth and take the bird with a napkin. It is believed that this is done in order to fully experience the flavor of the dish. In 1999, the use of garden buntings food banned in almost all territories of the EU, but in mid-September of this year it became known that several famous French chefs were asked to cancel the ban.
Christmas dinner Frau Merkel
Angela Merkel is perhaps one of the few heads of state, which describes in detail about their favorite dishes. German Chancellor herself happy cook when she is given free time. Especially manages Merkel potato soup, schnitzel and fish dishes. At Christmas she prepares traditional potato salad and roast goose.
A favorite dish bundeskantsler calls pork sausage with cabbage. Merkel also like pasta bolognese and soups. Private chef Merkel says she's crazy about cheese. Alcoholic drinks Merkel, like many politicians prefer wine, but sometimes can not indulge in a mug of beer.