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Obama’s Take on Johnnycakes

Posted on Jan 6, 2009
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Long before he would become the 44th POTUS—or make arugula the unlikely culinary signifier of elitism—Barack Obama discussed the virtues of the Southern sampler platter at Chicago’s Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop restaurant in Chicago on this 2001 episode of local eats show “Check, Please.” He recommends the cobbler.

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By Dale Headley, January 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment
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As a child of the Great Depression, I clearly recall johnnycakes as being the main staple of our diet.  My father called them “Hoover’s hamburgers.”  Let me see…how did we make those?

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By Purple Girl, January 7, 2009 at 8:14 am Link to this comment

Could this clip have derailed the Repugs attempt to paint Obama an ‘elitist’? Johnny Cakes and Peach cobbler not on the menu at Spago’s I’m sure.
What a scream, to attempt to paint a Black man from a single parent household, an elitist…Repugs have to be the stupidest people on earth

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