Years before President Barack Obama was dining with fellow Democrats to go over his executive orders on immigration, he was professing his love for peach cobbler and warning people about the past troubles he’s encountered thanks to johnnycakes.
Back in 2001, Obama, then a state senator, made an appearance on “Check, Please!” and offered up his take on Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop in Hyde Park. Unfortunately, the episode never aired.
“He was such an eloquent speaker,” Amanda Puck, the host for the first two seasons of the show, told ABC News. “He was articulate, descriptive and he really stole the show with his on-screen presence.”
And at least back then, it was all about some food that clearly wouldn’t fit into Michelle’s current healthy meal plans.
“Those are pretty dangerous, because you can fill up on those,” Obama warns of the complimentary johnnycakes. “You have about three or four of those pancakes, and suddenly, you’re just sitting back … I’ve learned from my past mistakes; you have to be careful.”
Obama also talks about how he loves to dive into some peach cobbler.
“Those johnnycakes, they’ll get you early, but then you won’t have any room for the peach cobbler,” he warned.