Obama and Food.

This post is part of my picture series. OBAMA AND

Every Friday I will share my favorite pictures of Mr. President from the White House’s Photostream. All pictures in each series will share a theme that has nothing to do with politics, giving us a chance to see our president’s more casual and fun side.

President Barack Obama and firefighters toast during a lunch at Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 Firehouse in New York, N.Y., May 5, 2011. The firehouse, known as the “Pride of Midtown,” lost 15 firefighters on 9/11 — an entire shift and more than any other New York firehouse. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama eats a peach following a town hall meeting at Kroger’s Supermarket in Bristol, Va. on July 29, 2009. Seconds later, the President handed a dollar bill to the CEO of Kroger’s, who attended the event. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and celebrity chef Bobby Flay grill steak, corn and barbeque chicken at the Kick Off Young Men’s Barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House, June 19, 2009. (Official White House Photographer Samantha Appleton)

An ever-present bowl of apples sits on a table in the Oval Office while President Barack Obama calls Creigh Deeds, winner of the Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, June 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.)
The place setting for President Barack Obama in Dresden, Germany prepared for a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Dresden Castle, June 5, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

A simple plate of cheese, crackers and carrots is set for for the table setting of the meeting of closed, off-the-record lunch with President Barack Obama and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the President’s Private Dining Room, March 10, 2009.

ο»ΏPresident Barack Obama and Prime Minister Brian Cowen of Ireland attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Rayburn Building, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., March 17, 2009.

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. She writes about everything from travel, food, books, and family. Her current project includes a series of children's books to teach Hindi. She is a native Tar Heel who has also lived in Washington DC and Chicago.

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