The favorite foods and eccentric eating habits of 9 ruthless dictators


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Ugandan dictator Idi Amin eating a piece of roast chicken at Koboko, Uganda, while watching a parade on the 7th anniversary of his military coup.

Cobra stew. Hallucinogenic root bark. KFC.


These were favorite meals of some 20th-century dictators.

In "Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants," Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott offer astonishing insights into dictators' table manners, food vices, and fears of poisonings.

They also include recipes for some of the meals.

We selected several ruthless leaders from the book and highlighted their favorite foods - and some of their horrifying dinnertime eccentricities.