June 1st, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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Eatocracy has a well-documented fondness of In The Arena host and former New York State governor Eliot Spitzer's devotion to the culinary offerings of the CNN Cafe. We were simply gobsmacked to find out that he's something of an expert jam maker as well.

Says Spitzer of the gratifying "ping" of a perfectly sealed jar lid, "I remember the first time we did it, we set them out on the table, Silda said they have to cool. Then they started, 'click click click, pop pop pop'. There's a feeling of great joy when you know that that the seal has worked has worked and you now have a completed project."

Also - he, like colleague Anderson Cooper, will eat the exact same meal for months on end. Watch the video to see what's on the (incredibly unvarying) menu.

Read - Anderson Cooper's corny lunch ritual and Things We Love: Pimento cheese, meat shirts and Eliot Spitzer

Watch - In the Arena weekdays at 8 p.m. EDT

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  1. Sheri

    Most of the posters on this forum are idiots.

    June 3, 2011 at 12:49 am |
    • Jerv

      If so, you are most definitely included in the "most" category. Just sayin'...

      June 3, 2011 at 7:11 am |
      • Sheri

        And I'm not surprised you don't know the difference between "most" and "all". Just sayin'...

        June 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  2. dev

    CNN. You've lost each and every poster on this forum. How sad.

    June 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  3. Sandy

    I agree as I no longer watch CNN!

    June 2, 2011 at 6:34 am |
    • Donald Dump I am a Chump Hump Frump

      I like to watch Sesame Street for all its in depth world news reporting.

      June 2, 2011 at 7:11 am |
  4. Sandy

    Elliot should be disbarred & in jail for his terrible & law-breaking actions & shame on CNN for hiring this piece of work!

    June 2, 2011 at 6:33 am |
    • Donald Dump I am a Chump Hump Frump

      I like to play Tiddly Winks with midgets.

      June 2, 2011 at 7:12 am |
  5. KellyinCA

    Please. He's on CNN, so Eatocracy's got an easy story here. What may be of interest here is that his interest in jam-making and canning can have enormous relevance to many people for whom this could be an effective means of stretching food dollars and cutting costs – many more people than would likely admit to such a state. This is a skill that should be shared and learned, and one that, sadly, has been largely forgotten in an age of automated processing methods and chemical preservatives. DON'T dismiss the information solely because of its source. Even a broken watch is right twice a day.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • TommyTucker

      My flat tire is only flat on one side...Duhhhhhh!

      June 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  6. Rob

    Pearl Jam?

    June 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  7. James

    Spitzer Likes Making Jam!!?????!..... How stupid are Americans anymore? The whole world is being hijacked by banks, everyone is either poor or on their way there. Bad people all around are slowly crushing us with more 'terror' than the fake boogie men they have us chasing, all under the guise of 'keeping us safe'..... Republican vs. Democrats is a false choice. One that year after year we gobble up, never realizing that they ALL serve the same masters. We up people, we are running out of time. For the love of God, we are running out of time...... Spitzer Likes Making Jam..... Ugh.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
    • MenInBlack@James

      They are OUT there. Do Not Panic,Do Not be Afraid. Please look at my pen and don't be afraid of the Flash!

      June 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • Rob

      This is in the "eatocracy" section dude. Take a deep breath and relax.

      June 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • MalaDee@James

      Tell ya what? Why don't you go pick a post from the political section of CNN and b!tch about food over there? This was posted in a FOOD blog because, guess what? It's about food. Derrr.

      June 2, 2011 at 7:16 am |
    • Donald Dump I am a Chump Hump Frump

      James, I like to play Go Fish in ladies panitez, want to join me?

      June 2, 2011 at 7:27 am |
  8. My wife can't cook but you should see her box

    Butter that bread, take out your ham, slap on some jam, stick it in... the toaster

    June 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  9. Penny

    Stop with all the whining! If you want sexual propriety in politicians, stop voting for men. Otherwise grow up.

    June 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
    • No Quarter

      "stop voting for men" because women don't cheat?! LOL!!!

      Change your screen name to Pollyanna 'cuz you ain't gotta Penny's worth of sense.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • Brendan

      And you're obviously the kind of idiot who thinks that misandry isn't sexism.

      September 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    This man is a disgusting lying cheat and I do not want to hear or see him anywhere. I will boycott any station that gives this man airtime. Anyone that would carry him as an employee is really at his same level, disgusting!

    June 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
    • Truth@Anonymous

      But how do you REALLY feel?

      June 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Bubba

      CNN really goofed hiring this turd.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Rick Sanchez

      I agree. Please give me my job back.Fox won't even hire me.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
    • kat

      Yet, you'll support them by visiting their website?

      June 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  11. Jim Dolan

    Who gives a fork what Eliot Spitzer likes to eat? Client 9 has already used up his 15 minutes of fame. He will go down as the worst Governor in the history of New York State. Period.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  12. rumbles16

    Please get rid of this disgusting man so I can watch you again.......

    June 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  13. The Wittless One

    He loves getting into jams as well!

    June 1, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  14. Truth

    "Eliot Spitzer loves making jam"

    Is that what the kids are calling it these days???

    June 1, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • jd

      send all janets home immediately.

      June 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  15. I got dat gold!

    We already know what Eliot likes eating but that don't matter cuz I got dat gold!

    June 1, 2011 at 11:50 am |
    • Jiggy the drug addict

      Yo...let me git some of dat gold. I need some rocks!

      June 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
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