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.)
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.