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November 14, 2011 2:12 PM   Subscribe

JFK's Waffles, Adlai's Pie, Humphrey's Soup and 13 More Political Recipes. Political Pot Luck: A Collection of Recipes from Men Only, published in 1959 by the Peninsular Publishing Company in Tallahassee. It was edited by Meg Madigan, whose father was a Florida state comptroller and lobbyist. And she went all out for the cookbook, from governors to senators to media barons. Some of them can cook
posted by sweetkid (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Well Frank Trippett sure was a sweety.
posted by Seamus at 2:16 PM on November 14, 2011 [3 favorites]

The only recipe I want to try is JFK's for waffles, which somehow feels like a double entendre.
posted by bearwife at 2:20 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yeah, most of the other recipes are pretty uninspired.
I am a fan of spoonbread and am always looking for a good recipe.
(If you use masa harina instead of grits and add in green chiles, you have a completely different but equally delightful dish.)

I don't think this one will be a good recipe.
posted by Seamus at 2:30 PM on November 14, 2011

That sauce sounds terrible, Frank.
posted by queensissy at 2:34 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

After today's insider trading reports can we get a recipe for Congressional Meat Pies?
posted by T.D. Strange at 3:18 PM on November 14, 2011

List is useless without Gerald Ford's tamales.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:25 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

So were Ford's tamales Mississippi style, Yucatecan or Sonoran?
I MUST know.
posted by Seamus at 3:30 PM on November 14, 2011

What a great find. Thanks for sharing!

I was a little surprised to see a curry dish being named as a favorite in 1959. I don't know if that would make it past the focus groups today.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 5:04 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Seems like the meringue on the brown sugar bars would be like cardboard after all of that - maybe that was the only way to get it to hold up in the humidity.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 5:10 PM on November 14, 2011

So were Ford's tamales Mississippi style, Yucatecan or Sonoran?

More the reverse.

Story is, Ford was campaigning in Texas and was served up a plate of tamales, still in the husk. Being a honky from Michigan, he mentally shrugged, picked up the tamale, and bit right through the cornhusk. What Ford learned from Texas: "Always shuck your tamales."

See also: George McGovern, uber-goy extraordinaire, campaining in New York. He stops for a hot dog or sandwich or some such from a deli, and the guy working it says "Kosher?" "Kosher," George answers. "Kosher and a glass of milk."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:35 PM on November 14, 2011 [4 favorites]

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