If you lived in or visited the city of power and cherry blossoms,
Washington D.C., in the 1960's, you may - along with over 500,000 people - have picked up a copy
of this cookbook as a souvenir, the sales of which generated many contributions to the
Gold Star Wives military family support organization of the day.

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Who's Who In the Kitchen:
Home Recipes from Washington's Power Elite of the 1960s.

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We've spent a lot of time rebuilding, updating & annotating;
now we are pleased now to make this wonderful book available again!

In it's day in the 1960's, this cookbook was a D.C. area tourist favorite, a best-seller, offered in all of the hotels, bookstores, and sightseeing destinations around the nation's capital. It sold over 2 million copies in its heyday!


This book was popular then for several reasons.

First, it didn't contain mimeographed off-the-shelf recipes, but actual, personal recipes, family recipes of the glitterati of the D.C. power scene of the day, written down on napkins and via memories by the dignitaries and celebrities or (as often was the case) their spouses. Second, in so doing, the recipes often displayed the quirks of each individual character from that era, sometimes surprisingly so. The recipes in the original book often included whimsical notes sent directly to the editors that altogether made this a truly entertaining little book to own or - as was often the case - as a gift.

The result? A snapshot view of these politicians that you'd never see.

Today, Who's Who in the Kitchen - 1960s Nostalgia Edition, offers a unique window on some fascinating historical figures' tastes in the world's most powerful city from some of the most impactful times in our nation's history. But it's also fun gift especially for those who remember the celebrities and politicos of the day. If you have a baby boomer — just about anybody born after 1946 — this book will be a happy walk down memory line and certainly "food" for conversation for years to come!

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Please keep in mind that a portion of the profits from every book will generate a donation to the Gold Star organization and/or the Wounded Warrior Project, just as the original edition generated charitable contributions to the Gold Star Wives. We are returning and giving back!

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Old Enough to Remember? If you were of age in the 1960's, the personalities of both Hollywood and our nation's capital were around you almost every day - on radio, TV, and in newspapers. These were the people whose names you couldn't escape if you had ears and eyes — people who were at the center of such historical events as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights March, The Great Society, the dawn of the TV sitcom, The Korean War, The Cold War, The Vietnam War, the beginning of the British music revolution, the assassination of President Kennedy, and so much more.

Washington D.C. was often center stage at that time, led by an informal class of politicians and celebrities representing all 50 states, all branches of government, and all forms of the judiciary and the entertainment and literary classes. These were the men and women who were usually "household names", people of real influence, people who reflected the views of the times.

Their wives (and back then it was usually their wives) cooked for them, or they had their cooks do up the family recipes the notables loved, but they were real recipes. Who's Who in the Kitchen is not composed of just any recipes mass-copied or handed out rote by secretaries or press agents as is common nowadays. These recipes were the personal favorites of the luminaries, recipes cooked by their wives, mothers, or grandmothers, handed down or created themselves. These were personal favorites and as such, they exposed a window on them that wasn't usually known.

For this reason alone Who's Who in the Kitchen is a truly unique cookbook, not just a typical "celebrity cookbook" where the provider may have never even tasted the recipe he/she submits.

But don't expect all to be culinary masterpieces on ever page here! That was never the purpose of this cookbook. These are home-cooked favorites. Indeed some of these recipes are very simple or may appear even eccentric in some ways, laughingly homespun. Conversely, some of the recipes in Who's Who in the Kitchen are surprisingly creative and complex and worthy of consideration as high cuisine by gifted home chefs. Regardless, is a true favorite of the 1960s politician, lawyer, actress, or other celebrity who donated it and an interesting gem. In that alone it sets itself apart from other cookbooks. Go ahead! Eat what they loved to eat, even as you read about what made them famous.

Sidebar: The most detailed recipes often include personal liner notes which we have faithfully included as well, along with a small historical background summary of some of the key politicians and luminaries of the time.

Full-Color, annoated with background bios on most of the notables: $39.99 (Click Here to Order)

Color Cover with Black and White Interior, no Annotations: $9.99 (Click Here to Order)

Here are a View Sample Recipes Below.
The actual book includes annotation with full biographies and over
195 pages including all of the great old original art!

Remember These Names of Yesteryear?

  • Sen. Eugene McCarthy's Wild Rice w/ Chicken Livers
  • Sen. Barry Goldwater's Ranch-Style Frijoles
  • Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson's Old-Time Sugar Cookies
  • Entertainer Ted Mack's Chili Con Carne
  • Henry "Scoop" Jackson's Special Waffles
  • Actor Andy Griffith's Veal Picante
  • Entertainer Bob Hope's Lemon Pie
  • Sen. John Tower's Chili Del Torre
  • Sen. George McGovern's Boned Chicken Breasts
  • U.S. Senator Albert Gore Sr.'s Jam Cake
  • Sec. of the AF Eugene Zuckert's Cheese Charmers
  • Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara's Beef Bourguignon
  • Sen. Harry F. Byrd's Old Fashion Apple Pie
  • Vice President Hubert Humphrey's Beef Soup
  • Sec. of State Dean Rusk's Minestrone a La Milanese
  • Comedian Jimmy Durante's Umbriago Salad
  • Actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s Pete's Spaghetti
  • Chicago Mayor John Daly Sr.'s Chicken Tarragon
  • Singer Bing Crosby's Polynesian Chicken a la Mode
  • Comedian Lucille Ball's Lucy's Casserole
  • Comedian George Burn's Country Fried Steak
  • Actress Joan Crawford's Kidney Bean Salad
  • U.N. Amb. Arthur Goldberg's Coffee Brittle Balls
  • Amb. Averill Harriman's Clams Southside
  • Amb to Vietnam Henry Cabot Lodge's Vegetable Soup
  • U.S. Sup. Ct. Justice John M. Harlan's Dressed Duck
  • U.S. Sup Ct. Justice Byron R. White's Chocolate Icebox
  • U.S. Sup. Ct. Justice Sherman Minton's Butter Cookies
  • General Maxwell D. Taylor's Ten Minute Mock Pizza
  • Sen. Abraham Ribicoff's Cheese Cake
  • Sen. Herman Talmadge's Basic Baked Ham
  • Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's Pineapple Chiffon Pie
  • Sen. Birch Bayh's Greenbean Casserole
  • Gov. John Connally's Crusty Cornbread
  • Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's Baked NY Apples w/Nut Fill
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock's Quiche Lorraine
  • Gov. George Wallace's West Indies Salad
  • Sen. Frank Church's Ice Box Rolls Speciality
  • Sen. Eugene McCarthy's Wild Rice with Chicken Livers
  • Sen. Walter Mondale's Chocolate Upside-Down Cake
  • Sen. Sam Ervin's Hamburger Patties Baked in BB Sauce
  • Singer Danny Kaye's Tempura
  • Entertainer Art Linkletter's Stewed Chicken
  • U.S. Senate Restaurant's Original Senate Bean Soup
  • Actress Helen Hayes' Meat Loaf
  • Columnist Hedda Hopper's Cheese Pie
  • Conductor Arthur Fiedler's Hungarian Goulash
  • Actress Jane Fonda's Buckwheat Bread
  • Actress Judy Garland's Famous Pancakes
  • Astronaut John Glenn's Ham Loaf
  • Sen. Margaret Chase Smith's Maine Clam Chowder
  • Sen Edmund Muskie's Maine-Baked Stuffed Lobster
  • Sen. Joseph D. Tydings' Beef Stroganoff
  • Sen. James O. Eastland's Brunswick Stew
  • Sen. Lee Metcalf's Pheasant Fricasee
  • Sen. Howard Cannon's Lime and Lemon Jellied Salad
  • Sen. Jacob Javits' Shrimp Curry Lall
  • Sen. Strom Thurmond's Pecan Pie
  • Sen. Donald Russell's Jelly-Butter Ball Cookies
  • Sen. Warren Magnuson's Baked Apples
  • Sen. William Proxmire's Cranberry Salad
  • Sen. Wilbur Mills Broccoli Casserole
  • Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton's Cheese Pie
  • Singer Dean Martin's Dino's Italian Burgers
  • Actress Sophio Loren's Sophia's Eggplant
  • Philan. Claire Boothe Luce's Gourmet Ceasar Salad
  • Sen John W. Fulbright's Damsom Plum Preserve
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Quail Hash
  • Dep. Secy of Def. Cyrus Vance's Broccoli Soup Tosca
  • Comedian Steve Allen's Cheeseburgers
  • And many more


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