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Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Cherokee’ recipes: Reporter cooks and eats the dishes

Charles C.W. Cooke, writer at the National Review magazine, lived up to his name by taking his reporting to an extra culinary level. Cooke actually prepared the recipes that Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren submitted and published in the 1984 cookbook "Pow Wow Chow."

While Warren's five recipes aren't all that authentically Cherokee, they are pretty darn tasty, says Cooke.

"Most of its recipes owe at least as much to John Smith as to Pocahontas, and overall it suffers from the publishers' inability to appreciate that simply writing 'Cherokee' on a recipe for lasagna or for oriental beef stir-fry does not make it so," Cooke writes after making the dishes.Here's Cooke's review of Warren's "Cold Omelets with Crab Meat" recipe, which, as publications have noted, was originally published by the New York Times Service and served at New York's Le Pavillon restaurant:

Whatever its provenance, the dish was rather tasty. The recipe undoubtedly works best with the cold omelet. On its own, the crab dressing is a touch salty, and so the chili sauce is an inspired counterpoint, adding a little kick at the end of each mouthful and keeping the whole thing in balance. Make sure, however, not to overdo the chili, as this may well make your eyes water.

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