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The Favorite Foods Of People In Power, Revealed In A Tasteful Photo Series
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Feb 2017
You would expect world leaders to be hungry for power all the time, but back at home, they’re just like us—hungry for the very same food we crave.
Italian-born photographer Dan Bannino takes the cake in his latest photo series ‘Power and Food’, where he quirkily matches influential leaders to their comfort foods.
Dan says that the collection “is an ‘almost satirical take on these figures’ eating habits, created in a way that’s a bit quirky, and a bit random, that it proves that these powerful figures are just ordinary humans—simply flesh and bones, like the rest of us.”
It’s certainly food for thought to know that President Trump confides in a sandwich from the golden arches when he feels sandwiched between stressful political forces.
Scroll down for some pictures, and click here to check out Dan’s delicious series.
Can you stomach having something in common with these world leaders?
“In 2014 North Korea confirmed that its young dictator, Kim Jong-Un ‘suffered discomfort’ after addiction to Swiss cheese. The North Korean leader got a taste for Swiss cheese while he was a student in Switzerland and understood to love it so much (along with French cheese) that he imports vast quantities, despite Western sanctions.”
“Very little about Donald Trump is agreeable. The reality star-turned-American president is notoriously a fan of McDonald’s. In fact, during his campaign he’s eaten at McDonald’s more than any other restaurant besides Trump Grill. If you are what you eat, then Donald Trump is [fast food].”
“The Russian prime minister has stayed pretty quiet about his culinary dishes of choice, but reportedly loves pistachio ice-cream, despite Russia’s freezing temperatures. Recently he brought a whole box of ice cream for his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in September. A rather chilly gift.”
“During a recent interview Pope Francis said he didn’t dislike being Pope at all, but what he really missed was his freedom. “The only thing I’d like to do is to be able to go out one day without anyone recognizing me and go get a pizza” he said, laughing. After this ‘holy revelation’, Francis received a delicious surprise from an Italian pizzeria - a handcrafted pizza in the Vatican’s colors delivered straight to his popemobile. Amen!”
Queen Elizabeth II
“Queen Elizabeth knows what she likes. She only wears one nail polish shade, always carries the same purse, and famously adores a particular dog breed. So it's no surprise that she's also a stickler when it comes to the royal menu. She absolutely loves chocolate, especially chocolate biscuit cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate ganache sponge cake, all washed down with tea. Cheers to that!”
[via Dan Bannino]
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