Capitol Hill Cooks: Recipes from the White House, Congress, and All of the Past Presidents

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With love of great cuisine and the bounty of our nation evident throughout this book, Capitol Hill Cooks contains recipes from members of Congress, as well as every president from George Washington (Cranberry Pudding) to Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake) to Barack Obama (The Obama Family's Linguini). Taste Vice President Biden's Kahlua Chocolate Fudge Cake, Senator Charles Grassley's Bacon and Bean Chowder, or Senator Scott Brown's Italian Soup, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's Minnesota ...
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Overview

With love of great cuisine and the bounty of our nation evident throughout this book, Capitol Hill Cooks contains recipes from members of Congress, as well as every president from George Washington (Cranberry Pudding) to Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake) to Barack Obama (The Obama Family's Linguini). Taste Vice President Biden's Kahlua Chocolate Fudge Cake, Senator Charles Grassley's Bacon and Bean Chowder, or Senator Scott Brown's Italian Soup, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's Minnesota Rhubarb Dessert or Congressman Ron Paul's Texas Sweeties…and hundreds more. Many contributors to this book even include notes about their ethnic backgrounds, favorite indigenous foods, and fond memories of meals shared with others. ("Barack really likes this," the first lady says of her own apple crisp.)
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
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!
Mark Russell
Ask not what your country can do for you but what your leaders can cook for you.
Judge William H. Webster and Lynda Webster
You can eat your way across America and never leave the kitchen.
Carr Purser Jr.
...melds her love of food politics and a fine cause to help our troops to make interesting reading and tasteful eating.
Barbara Udell
Linda Bauer consistently penetrates to the core of a worthy cause and diligently endeavors to make this world a better place.
Alex and Jean Trebek
The blessings and bounty of America are highlighted within Capitol Hill Cooks. Food enthusiasts will revel in helping our troops.
Peggy Post
Here’s to good manners and delicious food, all the more enjoyable when shared with good friends!
The World Famous Platters
Fantastic food and a way to put the boogie back in your step.
Bertha K Madras
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.
Mimi Neamen
'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.
Antonia Allegra
What a delightful read! Like a delicious salad, a toss of history, recipes, and people to produce a winner!
Terri Pischoff Wuerthner
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.
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Wonderful food for a very good cause to make the world a better place and help our injured troops.
Frederic Lesourd
Superb dishes to tempt the palate and a way to help the troops who have served so valiantly.
From the Publisher
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!
Library Journal
Bauer (Great American Sampler Cookbook: Recipes from the White House & Congress) includes recipes, ranging from simple to advanced, from members of Congress as well as every President from Washington to Obama—e.g., Tortilla Soup (Sen. Tom Udall), Missouri Apple Soup (Sen. Christopher Bond), Kenyan Vegetable Curry (President Obama), Breakfast "Brains and Eggs" (Sen. Howard Coble), and Kahlua Chocolate Fudge Cake (Vice President Biden). Some of the recipes are the same as those found in Bauer's Sampler, but the majority are new and reflect the current Congress. Recommended as a good American cookbook and for its historical value.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589795501
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,406,034
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    Disappointing!

    I purchased the book after I had seen interviews of the author on TV. I enjoyed the history and stories she shared in the interviews. However, I was very disappointed when I discovered that the book contains very few stories and very little history of the recipes. I was also expecting a greater diversity of recipes or recipes from a lot of different elected officials on Capitol Hill. As I looked through the book, I kept thinking of so many interesting people who's recipes are missing from the book. The book is not work the price.

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