Welcome back to our new column at PEOPLE.com: the Tiny Test Kitchen. Here, we test recipes from the latest and greatest cookbooks and let you know how it went. Why Tiny Test Kitchen? Because we whip up these dishes in our very own (very tiny) New York City kitchens to show you just how easy or difficult, tasty or terrible the food turns out to be.
Before he pulled presidential rank to cut the line at barbecue joints, make pit stops for chocolate cake, fork into “crack” pies and chow down on all the hamburgers his heart desires, Barack Obama was vouching for a down-home spot.
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