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- Power Players10 mths ago
The Fine Print
When Mitt Romney lost the election to President Obama last year, Ann Romney turned to her love of cooking to help get her mind off politics.
Now, one year later, the wife of the former Republican presidential candidate has published a cookbook, “The Romney Family Table,” in which she shares some of her favorite family recipes and stories. And during an interview with “The Fine Print,” Romney demonstrated how to prepare some of her favorite Christmas cookies at D.C. hotspot, Fiola.
“It's all about love,” Romney said when asked why she wrote the book. “I mean cooking for me is about love and maybe it was a cathartic healing thing for me to do after a campaign, you know, because it's pretty bruising.”
Though Romney said that she and her family “were okay the next day” after the campaign and grateful to return to their normal lives, she also described the loss as “crushing.”
“When you give yourself to that, to a cause for so many years and you believe as I did that my husband would've been an extraordinary executive and extraordinary president, it's extremely hard, I mean it's disappointing, it's crushing, it's all those things,” she said.