House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood is a stereotypical politician: he lies and cheats to get what he wants. There isn’t anything that Underwood won’t do to get ahead. He needs to be full and focused in order to achieve his often unsavory political agendas.
Since he is from Gaffney, South Carolina, Underwood knows the importance of good Southern cooking, so quality matters just as much as quantity in his meals.
Because his hunger for power is unparalleled, here are some meals that might come close to satisfying his appetite:
As we know, there is nothing Underwood enjoys more than lying and cheating to get what he wants. Except for meat and potatoes. This ultra-American dish will fulfill his cravings for red meat while simultaneously helping him gain enough strength to take over the world.
Underwood loves a good plate of ribs. Especially when they’re cooked by Freddy Hayes, Underwood’s friend and on-call rib man. A full rack of ribs seems to make Frank happy for the time being but it’s only a matter of time until he’s looking for his next meal.
Even though Underwood didn’t have the best childhood, there is something about meatloaf that recalls a sense of home. It’s a filling meal and can be paired with many side dishes… maybe revenge or little bit of manipulation.
Again, a very American meal that’s perfect for Underwood. Like the ribs, eating fried chicken off the bone has an animalistic quality that Underwood would find appealing. Bonus points if waffles are included to bring Underwood back to his South Carolina roots.
Even bloodthirsty politicians need some hearty side dishes in their lives. Baked mac and cheese is a good alternative to a meat dish because it is full of cheesy goodness that not even Frank Underwood can ignore. The pasta is filling which is perfect because Underwood needs his carbs to keep up his energy to defeat all of his enemies (and friends).
Underwood is sure to appreciate a dish like this. Jambalaya is perfect for when he feels disheartened about fighting his way up the political ladder. The spices will ignite his fire and allow him to focus on his path of total domination.
If he still has room after eating a meat heavy meal, he would probably enjoy a good old-fashioned slice of pie. It doesn’t matter if it is apple, blueberry, peach, or banana cream; anything to satisfy his sweet tooth and top off a filling meal.
Pie is a quintessential American dessert and is just sweet enough to make Underwood forget the immoral decisions he has made that day.
No amount of power or influence will satisfy Frank Underwood. But maybe, just maybe, these meals will.
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