Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.)

Ideal place to power lunch: My office, where all the power is.

Food you can’t live without: There’s a long list there. My problem is that changes from day to day, and sometimes from hour to hour.

Cocktail or drink of choice: Virgin Bloody Mary.

Is there a food you can’t stand?

Coffee or tea: Tea.

Any food allergies? Hunger.

Ever gotten food poisoning? Yes. I don’t want to slander any other countries. [It happened in] Mexico.

If you could choose the contents of your last meal, what would they be? Matzoh, brie, mangos, papayas and anything my heart desires.