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Presidential grill masters
Leaders of the free world strap on aprons and tuck napkins into their collars for a great American tradition: Barbecue
 


Franklin Roosevelt roasts hot dogs on a quaint little grill, circa 1930. (Bettmann/CORBIS)



Two presidents for the price of one! President Eisenhower (left) tends to the grill as former President Hoover flips a hefty steak on Sept. 2, 1954. Hoover was visiting the 34th president in Fraser, Colo., for a fishing trip. (Bettmann/CORBIS)





Vice President Walter Mondale straps on his apron before a barbecue luncheon for food editors at his Washington, D.C., residence on June 12, 1980. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)





President Ronald Reagan wearing his barbecue best takes a plate as he and Nancy proceed through a grill buffet at a White House picnic on Sept. 23, 1987. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)





Vice President Al Gore rolls up his sleeves to tend to some mouth-watering meat while stopping at Ribfest in Minneapolis on July 29, 1999. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)





President Bush shows off his Texas barbecue chops while manning the grill at a campaign stop in Stratham, N.H., on Aug. 6, 2004. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)





President Obama gets a little grilling help from Bobby Flay during a Father's Day barbecue on June 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

 
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