Reviews - What do customers think about Politics & Pot Roast: An Unofficial, Unauthorized & Completely Unclassified Cookbook?
so good bought several for gifts Jan 17, 2008
I received this as a gift from a friend who knows I love food and politics. It is terrific with a huge span of notable "recipe contributers", and great anecdotes that accompany the recipes. I ended up buying several more to give as gifts to friends who enjoy the banter, and love getting together for a good meal. Also bought as gifts for family from abroad, visiting Washington DC. I have enjoyed using the recipes for 4th of July, and Memorial (or was it Labor?) Day, as they make great conversation pieces - NOT that I need ideas for conversation :)!
entertaining and useful Oct 18, 2006
More than just a good cookbook, great anecdotes on every president. I'm a high school history teacher, and found out funny facts I didn't know! The recipes are great too, the book worked as a great theme for my Fourth of July party, and everyond loved the food. I would maybe avoid Eisenhower's squirrel stew, but some of my favorites are Thomas Jefferson's macaroos, Lyndon B Johnson's barbeque sauce, and Mamie Eisenhower's fudge is amazing (but not very Atkin's friendly!).
Entertaining History and a Cook Book too. Oct 2, 2006
With entries for every president and first lady, this book is more than a compendium of recipes. It is an entertaining collection of historical anecdotes including recipes reflecting the culinary habits of our highest elected officials. A perfect gift for anyone in Washington, DC, for a cook who thinks they've seen it all, or a US history buff. The reader is bound to be amused, entertained and well fed. A cookbook that can sit by your bedside table for light reading as easily as used in the kitchen. Five stars for combining history and good food.
Politics & Pot Roast Sep 28, 2006
Last evening I read "Politics & Pot Roast"-and thoroughly enjoyed it. I already have several "White House" cookbooks, but I think Sarah's book is exceptional. She's done a great job of combining interesting recipes and amusing anecdotes about both the Presidents and their wives (many of which I had never read before.) I think the book is just the right size too. This book will be a hit! Signed, A cookbook fan (I own more than 800 cookbooks!)