"A guy I got to know doing the book is the greatest living Lincoln historian but almost unknown, 'Doc' Wayne Temple, now deputy archivist of the State of Illinois. He has a book called 'The Taste Is in My Mouth a Little,' and it is about Lincoln's eating habits, an entire book, 250-300 pages about what Lincoln liked to eat. It turns out that Lincoln liked really bland food -- oysters and ham hocks."Actually, the book is 704 pages. Oysters are not "bland" and ham hocks are salty.
What Lincoln liked to eat
A Chicago newsman took Andrew Ferguson on a city tour of Abraham Lincoln sites. Ferguson told him,