Capitol Hill Cooks: Recipes from the White House, Congress, and All of the Past Presidents Hardcover – Aug 16 2010
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Ask not what your country can do for you but what your leaders can cook for you. (Mark Russell, political satirist, columnist and author)
You can eat your way across America and never leave the kitchen. (Judge William H. Webster and Lynda Webster, former Director of CIA and FBI and his wife)
...melds her love of food politics and a fine cause to help our troops to make interesting reading and tasteful eating. (Carr Purser Jr., Food and Finance Expert)
Linda Bauer consistently penetrates to the core of a worthy cause and diligently endeavors to make this world a better place. (Barbara Udell, Ph.D., lecturer, author and TV personality)
The blessings and bounty of America are highlighted within Capitol Hill Cooks. Food enthusiasts will revel in helping our troops. (Alex and Jean Trebek, host of Jeopardy! and his wife)
Here’s to good manners and delicious food, all the more enjoyable when shared with good friends! (Peggy Post, etiquette expert and author)
Fantastic food and a way to put the boogie back in your step. (The World Famous Platters, Eddie Stovall, Mose Stovall, Lawrence "Rooster" Lockhart, Yolanda Branch Fletcher, Willie McCall and Andre Shepard)
Linda Bauer's cookbook series are national treasures. Her exquisite selection of recipes and presentation and her charitable donations of the proceeds are unique contributions to American culture and giving. This book features the recipes of our most prominent politicians and directs the proceeds to a great cause, the Massachusetts-based Homes for our Troops. (Bertha K Madras, Ph.D., Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
'We are what we eat' gives us new insight into our congressmen and women as we read the recipes for their favorite foods. Through chicken and chili, broccoli and beans, we become acquainted with those who represent us on Capitol Hill. (Mimi Neamen, educational consultant and gourmet)
What a delightful read! Like a delicious salad, a toss of history, recipes, and people to produce a winner! (Antonia Allegra, professional career and writing coach)
Linda Bauer has a wonderful way of combining food with travel, favorite destinations and, in this case, a noble cause. In addition, she gives us a peek at what Washington, and the presidents―both past and current―like to eat. (Terri Pischoff Wuerthner, food & travel writer, author of In a Cajun Kitchen)
Wonderful food for a very good cause to make the world a better place and help our injured troops. (Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society)
Superb dishes to tempt the palate and a way to help the troops who have served so valiantly. (Frederic Lesourd, Le Cordon Bleu Chef de Cuisine)
Recommended as a good American cookbook and for its historical value. (Library Journal)
Capitol Hill Cooks offers a fine collection of recipes from members of Congress and every president from Washington and Lincoln to Obama. Favorite dishes of top officials round out the selection, with many contributors discussing their ethnic backgrounds, family favorites, and how their top dishes evolved. From Peach Muffins to Roast Wild Duck, it's a top winner!
About the Author
Linda Bauer is the author of numerous books, including the series Recipes from Historic Texas, America, Louisiana, California, Colorado, and New England, and The Great American Sampler Cookbook series. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News and CNN. She is a former Capitol Hill intern and current member of the International Association of Cooking Professionals and the National Press Club. She currently resides with her family in The Woodlands, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This does not seem to be the case with Capitol Hill Cooks. The recipes look realistic and wonderful. This the favorite of all my books on President's recipes.
What I like most about this cookbook are the recipes from long-past presidents. It's such fun to see the ingredients used, the cooking methods employed, and the type of dishes made hundreds of years ago.
The history and stories on each president's recipes give an insight into their personalities, ways of entertaining, and just seeing what their own home meals are like.
The titles are indicative of the fun and unusual recipes within: Edith Roosevelt's Fat Rascals (Biscuits); Monticillo Muffins; Apple Dapple Cake; Clove Cake; Franklin Roosevelt's Birthday Cake; Martha Washington's Great Cake; Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake; Florence Harding's Almond Cookies; Abigail Adam's Hot Crab Salad; Abraham Lincoln's Scalloped Oysters; Bess Truman's Ozark Pudding; George Washington's Beer; Louisa Adam's Chicken Croquettes; Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Corn Pudding; Michelle Obama's Macaroni and Cheese; Grape Dogs; Cranberry Apple Pear Sauce; Idaho Potato Lollipops; Fancy Peanut Soup; The Monroe's Mock Turtle Soup and much more.
This is a book that belongs in the collection of everyone who is interested in cooking, history, and the United State's evolvement in the culinary world.
It makes us aware that there were cooks, recipes, and fascination with food long before celebrity chefs came on the scene.
I highly recommend this book, which is as fine as Linda (and Steve) Bauer's other books--cookbooks and their variety of other types of books.
Have tasted many of the recipes and all were very enjoyable.