Given his druthers he lives on a diet of wine, bread, fish, and olive oil.
Well, except when using the word "druthers," stumbling over some saying from his grandmother, or talking about Muslims.
1895, from jocular formation based on I'd ruther, American English dialectal form of I'd rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875).
Wishes; desires; preferred alternatives: We know your druthers, The MarketplaceRelated Terms
[1895+; fr a dialect pronunciation of rather or had rather; used by Bret Harte in the form drathers in 1875]