When Abraham Lincoln entered the White House he left behind the simple blue apron he put on when he helped Mary in their Springfield kitchen. Now, overburdened with the weight of war, he sometimes had to be coaxed to eat. The meals Abraham Lincoln ate in the White house offer a personal perspective on the life of our 16th president. What were the special dishes Mary requested to tempt his appetite? What did the visitor think who just walked in and found the president sitting, all alone, eating a plate of baked beans? As telegraphs bearing the news came in to the Executive Office Building, how did he celebrate his reelection? In this program you’ll pull up a chair to Lincoln’s table, sit beside him and son Tad at a soldiers’ campfire, and join Abraham on the porch and learn the special way he enjoyed his favorite food, the apple.