Abraham Lincoln was partial to chicken fricassee, but better known for leaving his meals untouched than for acts of gluttony. Like so many who rose from modest means, he did however feel that food was imbued with powerful symbolism, and in 1858 he famously used a story about gingerbread men baked by his mother to show his softer side. In the story, a young Lincoln gives two of his three gingerbread men to a boy of even humbler means. “You seem to like gingerbread men,” Lincoln said to the boy. “Abe,” the boy replied, “I don’t s’pose anybody on earth likes gingerbread better’n I do – and gets less’n I do…” We guarantee you won’t want to share these TMix+ versions inspired by Mrs Lincoln’s creations.