Thursday, June 7, 2012

Washington Ritz-Carlton Now Serves Mrs Ron Paul Casserole

By Elizabeth Williamson

In Washington last month, Republican Rep. Ron Paul sat down for breakfast with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The same day, Mr. Paul's wife, Carol, sporting an apron bearing the slogan "End the Fed," was in her Texas kitchen melting chocolate chips for her Easy Oreo Truffles.

The Pauls' new microwave turned the chocolate from silken to sludge. Mrs. Paul shrugged and stirred in butter and milk, then used the mixture to coat several balls made of cream cheese and crushed Oreo cookies. "They're gorgeous!" she declared. "Anybody who's brave can taste one."

For 11 years, no bumper sticker, yard sign or YouTube video has better encapsulated the enduring appeal of Mr. Paul's permanent political campaign than "The Ron Paul Family Cookbook," which Mrs. Paul calls her husband's "secret weapon." It's an anything-goes culinary manifesto, complete with dishes that require no excess spending or extraordinary intervention, and just a spoonful of individual determination.

Soon, Mr. Paul will be filling his plate more often. Having won enough delegates to secure his place at the Republican presidential nominating convention this summer, he will be spending less time on the campaign trail. While Mr. Paul hasn't personally campaigned in the final few state primaries remaining in the race, his phalanx of supporters is continuing to tot up delegates, a reminder that the passionate and stubborn minority of GOP voters who pull for Mr. Paul don't ever stop.

The cookbook itself stands for "not giving up," says Mary Fran Sciulli, a recipe contributor from Columbus, Ohio. "It means an ongoing connection with Carol and Ron."

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  1. Oreos are nasty. Why aren't they following the Primal/paleo lifestyle? Tom Woods or Mark Sisson or Karen de Coster to the rescue, please.

    Don't get me started on the dangers of the microwave ovens, just check out

    Ms. Coster, please read this too.

    1. Paul has recently said that he avoids "white foods," which basically makes him primal.

    2. Agreed. Perhaps, Jesse Benton could try to, might clean him up in more ways than one.

  2. She is incredibly sweet:) I feel like visiting my Mom after watching the video