January 31, 2017
Can’t help it; in these fraught times, the notion of a President and General who loved to cook is so appealing that I keep going back to the book. Here’s the President, at Camp David, making breakfast for the staff.
Ike obviously liked cooking for crowds; the following recipe feeds sixty. I love the straightforward quality of the ingredients; note that it calls for a roux made with marrow bone fat.
Turns out that Ike didn’t just cook; he was also a rancher and gardener. Here’s Mamie in the corn.
A few more of Ike’s no-nonsense recipes:
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