Ron Paul Has a Libertarian Cookbook Series

Jun 07, 2012 04:31 PM EDT | By Carly Okyle

  • print
Ron Paul
Representative Ron Paul, R-Texas, has a series of cookbooks to his name. (Photo : Flickr)

According to his wife, Representative Ron Paul (R – Texas) has a secret weapon for his political campaigns: his cookbooks. The cookbooks are more like pamphlets, and supposedly, with the their focus on recipes that “require no excess spending or extraordinary intervention, and just a spoonful of individual determination,” according to the Wall Street Journal, the food mirrors his political attitude.

Like Us on Facebook

The book, which centers around dishes that can be made by using what’s available, saves time. It also – perhaps intentionally, perhaps not – provides a way for the Pauls to keep in touch with their political fanbase. “It means an ongoing connection with Carol and Ron,” said Mary Fran Sciulli, a recipe contributor from Columbus, Ohio.

The first cookbook of the series came out in 1995. There are other editions, such as The Ron Paul Family and Friends Cookbook, The Ron Paul Family Holiday Cookbook, and The Ron Paul Family Spring Cookbook

Some of the recipes in this edition of The Ron Paul Family Cookbook include Golfer's Chicken, a dish made of chicken parts coated with powdered onion soup mix, salad dressing and apricot jam. There is also King Ranch Chicken, which is made with Doritos, or Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake, canned fruit and pie filling topped with dry cake mix and baked. To make Spicy Crackers, simply empty a box of saltine crackers into a jug and combine them with a package of powdered Ranch dressing mix, 1½ cups of oil, and 3 tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes and a package of dry Ranch dressing mix. Mix the contents well before allowing the crackers to “set for several hours.”

As the International Business Times points out, Paul is not the first politician to put pen to paper. GOP stars like Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich are also authors, but Paul, 76, stands out for putting his name on books about recipes in addition to manifestos on political policy.

First Lady Michelle Obama also wrote a cookbook, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. Her endeavor is focused around healthy eating. Their cookbooks, like their political beliefs, seem to be at odds, but both have their fans.

© 2015 Food World News. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Get the Most Popular Food Stories in a Weekly Newsletter
TrendingOn The Web
Food Biz
Starbucks Employees And Activists Protest Cuts In Health Care Benefits

Spotify And Starbucks Team Up For ‘Ecosystem’ Making DJs Out Of Baristas!

The Seattle-based company has prided itself on being "hip" over its decades of business and massive worldwide expansion, and that has long included its ambiance through music - now, only a couple of months after making the announcement they'd be leaving CDs behind in their stores, Spotify and Starbucks are now teaming up!

Jude's Ice Cream

Gin And Tonic Ice Cream Is HERE: Sipsmith Distillery And Jude’s Ice Cream Make Summery Cocktail Dessert!

While the United States is going through a health crisis due to the listeria outbreak in the past few weeks (which has mostly kept longtime ice cream makers Blue Bell in the country’s headlines), the United Kingdom sets itself up for the summer … with gin and tonic ice cream!

Body odor and bad breath

Why These Foods Can Make You Smell Horrible?

Do you wonder why some people stink? What you eat can directly affect on how you smell. Watch out for these foods that can make you smell bad.

Food Tech
How the MelCap System Works

Electronic Diet Pill In UK Tells Stomach It’s Full … Through Magnets

The fight against the obesity epidemic is real, and there are a few countries in particular (notably the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico) where statistics of people suffering this disease have turned it into a major public health concern - which is precisely the logic behind the new electronic diet pill.

Nomacorc

Recyclable Wine Cork Is World’s First Carbon-Free Cork … Made From Sugar Cane!

As concern over the damage humankind is doing to the environment grows, more and more companies and individuals try to find new ways to make their habits more in tune with the planet for a sustainable way to live - and now, that includes the new recyclable wine cork.

Chef

The Top 10 Secret Weapon Ingredients from the Star Chefs

Just today, February 25, 2015, Yahoo! Food posts the secret weapon ingredients used by Star Chefs to achieve the most palatable dishes at home or in a restaurant. The said website revealed the top 10 magical ingredients that can turn home-cooked meals into top class restaurant tastes.

Real Time Analytics