2012 Presidential Candidates' Food Habits

12/19/2011 05:09 pm ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

What is it about people's eating habits that we find so interesting? This voyeuristic fascination peaks when celebrities and politicians are concerned, and even more so when we're talking about our presidential candidates. Do we believe that the way a candidate eats his pizza speaks to how well he can run a country? Or are we just being food voyeurs? Probably the latter.

Regardless, we at HuffPost Food can't help but satisfy our curiosity; we want want to know what the Obamas ate on their first presidential restaurant outing (at Citronelle, he had the 72-hour short ribs and she had the lobster burger), and what's really in the Ron Paul family cookbook (thousand island dressing, and Velveeta, for starters).

So if you're curious which candidate devours celery by the stalk and which pulls the cheese off their pizza, read on.

Presidential Contenders Food Habits