Over its first four weeks, the movie "Lincoln" has been drawing big crowds, and ticket sales have exceeded $83 million so far. The Spielberg film focuses on President Lincoln's efforts to secure passage of the 13th Amendment, which constitutionally banned slavery.
The movie doesn't show Abraham Lincoln dining in presidential splendor, which is appropriate because the 16th president of the United States had humble tastes when it came to food. He liked bacon and vegetables, but his favorite food was probably the apple, and lunch was often just an apple with a glass of milk.
The stresses of being a wartime president left Lincoln feeling increasingly indifferent toward food. John Hay, one of Lincoln’s secretaries, said, "He ate less than anyone I know."