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The Congressional Club Cook Book 1970
This 1970 cookbook contains recipes by past and present members of the Congressional Club, which was essentially formed as a ladies' social club for the wives of US Senators and Congressmen. Since the first edition in 1927, one of the main activities of the club was publishing the Congressional Club Cookbook. This 1970 edition is the eighth and includes a foreword by then-First Lady, Pat Nixon.
The 660-plus page book has many hundreds of recipes submitted by spouses of current and past Senators, Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, state Governors, Ambassadors, and Cabinet members, as well as former First Ladies. There's also a section of recipes submitted by the men themselves. Though there were a small handful of women in Congress in 1970, there are no recipes submitted by them or there spouses in the cookbook. Each recipe is accompanied by a replica signature of the submitter.
The book has a few tiny scuffs on the cover but no damage, tears, stains, or writing. There are several pages of period advertising at the front and back of the book.
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