The Culinary Inquisition: Rep. Tom Tancredo

Coffee or tea: Coffee.

Ideal place to power lunch: My office.

Favorite D.C. restaurant: Clyde’s.

Food you can’t live without: Mexican.

Cocktail or drink of choice: Red wine. I used to drink Scotch, but I had an ear problem and Scotch seemed to make it worse.

What is your cooking specialty? Poached eggs.

Favorite candy: Twizzlers.

Number of glasses of water per day: Three.

Food that you can’t stand the sight or smell of: Crayfish. They’re disgusting. They’re like big cockroaches.