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Chef cooks one of Elizabeth Warren’s Pow Wow Chow fake-Cherokee recipes

Chef cooks one of Elizabeth Warren’s Pow Wow Chow fake-Cherokee recipes

On TV during the Tucker Carlson Tonight Show.

Among the many aspects of Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee deception, perhaps the Pow Wow Chow cookbook stands out for its multi-layers of ridiculousness.

Elizabeth Warren is not Native American, much less Cherokee as she claimed.

Yet Warren submitted recipes to a 1984 cookbook called Pow Wow Chow identifying herself as Cherokee.

But the recipes she submitted were distinctly not Cherokee, like Cold Omelets with Crab Meat and Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing:

and Mexican Oatmeal Soup:

The cookbook also had a recipe from her husband for Oriental Stir Fry, and he was identified as Cherokee (there’s no indication he actually is).

This would be ridiculous if it stopped there, but it didn’t.

It turned out that a number of the recipes were nearly identical to recipes published elsewhere previously. Boston Radio host Howie Carr discovered that three of Warren’s recipes appeared to be plagiarized:

The two recipes, “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat” and “Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing,” appear in an article titled “Cold Omelets with Crab Meat,” written by Pierre Franey of the New York Times News Service that was published in the August 22, 1979 edition of the Virgin Islands Daily News, a copy of which can be seen here.

Ms. Warren’s 1984 recipe for Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing  is a word-for-word copy of Mr. Franey’s 1979 recipe.

Mrs. Warren’s 1984 recipe for Cold Omelets with Crab Meat contains all four of the ingredients listed in Mr. Franey’s 1979 recipe in the exact same portion but lists five additional ingredients. More significantly, her instructions are virtually a word for word copy of Mr. Franey’s instructions from this 1979 article. Both instructions specify the use of a “seven inch Teflon pan.” …

Ms. Warren’s instructions are word-for-word copies of Mr. Franey’s 1979 instructions for this recipe, with one exception. Ms. Warren says, “Let cook until firm and lightly brown…” and Mr. Franey says “Let cook until firm and lightly browned…” [emphasis added] …

The third potentially plagiarized recipe, “Herbed Tomatoes,” appears to be copied from this 1959 recipe from Better Homes and Garden.

Warren’s husband’s recipe also appeared elsewhere previously word for word — in the Oswego (NY) Palladium Times.

Tucker Carlson has had some fun with this, having Howie Carr on as a guest a few weeks ago:

Boston radio host Howie Carr said his state’s senior senator lifted a French chef’s recipe and submitted it as an authentic Cherokee recipe for a Native American-themed cookbook.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump again dubbed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” – a riff on her claim to be of Cherokee ancestry.

Tucker Carlson asked Carr about the 1984 book, Pow Wow Chow, to which Warren submitted two recipes featuring shellfish.

“When she isn’t stealing a Cherokee identity, Warren is also stealing recipes,” Tucker Carlson said.

But wait, there’s more.

Tucker just had a chef on his show to cook one of the non-Cherokee Cherokee recipes from the book.

This is all part of the branding of Warren as a fake Indian.


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She deserves to be ridiculed mercilessly.

This is just hilarious. The more people realize what a fraud Elizabeth Warren is, the better.

Should anyone be surprised at all that Senator Warren took economies with the truth?

Escaped from RI | December 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Where did the Cherokees in Oklahoma get the crabs for their cold crab omelettes? I could see if she were a fake Narragansett or Wampanoag they could get crab and lobster for their omelettes. I would think Lizzie’s people would use venison, bison, or pheasant. Maybe perch or catfish. Not so much crab. Or did the white man kill off the famous prairie crab?

    …once they covered the prairie in vast waves, a sea of chitin and waving claws…

      Ward B. in reply to georgfelis. | December 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      OK, I logged in to specifically vote a “thumbs up” on this comment. What a hilarious spin on the historic buffalo descriptions of old.
      “…sea of chitin and waving claws…”
      Nicely played. I’m still chuckling over that.

      chicken dinner!!! What a mental image…. 🙂

      Traditional Cherokee crab ranching song, sung to the Blues Brothers tune of ‘Rawhide’ (feel free to delete if too long as a comment):
      They’re crabbin’, crabbin’, crabbin’
      Though the claws are clingin’
      Keep dem crustaceans crabbin’, seaside
      Through rain an’ wind an’ weather
      We must pull together
      Wishin’ Liz Warren was by my side
      All these things in my dream:
      Mayonnaise, eggs an’ heaps o’ cream’
      Are waitin’ at the end of my ride
      Move ’em on, head ’em up
      Head ’em up, move ’em on
      Move ’em on, head ’em up
      Cut ’em out, ride ’em in
      Ride ’em in, cut ’em out
      Cut ’em out, ride ’em in
      Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
      Though their claws are wavin’
      Keep dem crustaceans movin’, seaside
      Don’t try to even praise ’em
      Just grill them, boil, or braise ’em
      Soon we’ll be eatin’ omelettes fried
      My heart’s calculatin’
      Liz Warren will be waitin’
      An’ cookin’ at the end of my ride
      Move ’em on, head ’em up
      Head ’em up, move ’em on
      Move ’em on, head ’em up
      Cut ’em out, ride ’em in
      Ride ’em in, cut ’em out
      Cut ’em out, ride ’em in

    DDsModernLife in reply to Escaped from RI. | December 23, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    The irascible Mark Steyn skewered Liz back in 2012:

    “Mrs. Warren’s fictional Cherokee ancestors in Oklahoma were renowned for their ability to spear the fast-moving Oklahoma crab. It’s in the state song: “Ooooooklahoma! Where the crabs come sweepin’ down the plain . . . ” But then the white man came and now the Oklahoma crab is extinct, and at the Cherokee clambakes they have to make do with Mrs. Warren’s traditional Five Tribes recipe for Cherokee Lime Pie.”

    Of course Cherokees were the most sophisticated Indian tribe prior to the Trail of Tears, but they were an inland society. Farmers, ranchers and townspeople by the time of the Trail of Tears. I don’t think seafood played much in its culture. Fresh water fish yes. Lots of turkey, chicken, venison, beef, buffalo,raccoon, squirrel, etc. then and still to this day.

      tphillip in reply to puhiawa. | December 25, 2017 at 7:34 am

      I’ve had squirrel (Definitely not worth the effort) but trash panda? For dinner?

      That’s like keeping a badger for a house pet isn’t it?

    The prairie dogs they used in the recipe are 1/32 crab.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Escaped from RI. | December 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    “Where did the Cherokees in Oklahoma get the crabs…”

    Maybe from poorly maintained brothels…. [rim shot]
    Or am I not taking this matter seriously enough?

    The Supermarket? That is what existed before Amazon, didn’t it?

    They were short of Rocky Mountain Oysters at the time and were assisted by the Fedexx tribe who traded goods with tribes nearer the Atlantic Ocean.

    CZ75Compact in reply to Escaped from RI. | December 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Before the Cherokee were forcibly resettled in Oklahoma, they lived in the Southeastern woodlands. They were never a coastal people, so crab was never a part of their diet.

Morning Sunshine | December 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Her claim to Native American, Cherokee in specific, aside, I have an issue with attacking the recipe side of things.
First – Cherokee are not native to Oklahoma. They were driven there in the 1820s. While not coastal, lets not forget that Plains Indian diet would not be their ancestral food.
Second – I have all sorts of recipes we make that are not from my own cultural traditions, the most popular in my house being rice and black bean tacos. I do not know if the recipe book was asking for traditional recipes or just recipes made a lot.
Third – I have no recipes passed down from my family. I suspect all the family recipes died when my grandmother worked full time after WWII. All of my recipes have been gathered here and there, and mangled until it fits my family. Sure, I could tell you that the above Rice and Bean tacos originally came from Taste of Home, but the author would have a hard time recognizing it as being the same as hers. Recipes are funny things. I agree with not plagiarizing, but at what point does a recipe become yours? If someone asks for my rice an bean tacos, or when my daughter, who can make it without looking at the recipe, goes off to college and makes it for her roommates from memory, is she still plagiarizing without knowledge of it?

    I have this problem, too. The whole point of a recipe is to more or less duplicate a dish. Sources get lost over time, and good cooks everywhere add their own tweaks, some of which are inspired.

    Don’t be Stupid/silly.

    Fauxchohontas is passing these off as Cherokee, when she simply plagiarized them from the newspaper.

    It’s got nothing to do with your recipe’s.

    Don’t be Stupid/silly.

    Fauxchohontas is passing these off as Cherokee, when she simply plagiarized them from the newspaper.

    It’s got nothing to do with your recipe’s.

    Cherokee were from Georgia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina. While there are crabs on the coast, the Cherokee were up in the mountains mostly.

    Morning Sunshine has a point. It’s never been clarified, to my knowledge anyway, whether the book’s publishers solicited “authentic Cherokee recipes” as opposed to favorite recipes of current-day Native Americans, “Pow Wow Chow” being rather generic.

    That said, I have no issue with mocking her mercilessly for having done so.

    The fraud, and it is, is that she contributed them, and in the sign-off: “Elizabeth Warren – Cherokee”

Never fear! If Senator Pocahontas had won the democrat nomination, rags would have voted for her. The never Trumpers would declare false identity, stolen recipes and cat-lady craziness superior to MAGA.

Nice touch by Tucker to have a black chef prepare the omelet. That must be causing considerable cognitive dissonance for the progs… they don’t know whether to accuse Tucker of racism or the chef of being an Uncle Tom.

Have any real Cherokee called her out on her ridiculous racial claim? How would she ever survive that during a campaign?

This whole story is … wait for it … delicious! Love it!

This also speaks to the corruption of the Democrat base. In any business if I was promoted based off of lies I told about my ethnicity I would be fired. But these Democrat voters keep re-hiring her

9thDistrictNeighbor | December 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

I just pulled my copy of Pierre Franey’s “60-Minute Gourmet” off the shelf. There on pages 308-309 is, verbatim, the crab omelet and crab dressing with tomato mayo. They didn’t need to go to a Virgin Islands newspaper to find the recipes. Text is copyright 1979 by, wait for it, The New York Times Company.

Disappointing segment. I thought Tucker Carlson was going to make an omelette, not just interrogate a chef with bowl of eggs in front of him. What a bummer.

The chef said he thinks omelettes are American when they are clearly French origin. And this omelette has none of the technique. In fact, I’ve yet to have a properly prepared omelette anywhere. It’s a fact that is re-proven continuously. On one of my own sites, a vanity project, you can look up omelette in the top left corner using Blogger search, or omelet, and get hundreds of results from the last ten years. It’s a go-to cop-out meal. Every single one of them prepared more adeptly than this, frittata-like half assed folded thing. Although I’ll grant the ingredients are excellent.

Ever try tarragon on eggs? It’s outstanding.

Check it out, Checkitouters.

Shrimp omelet

I’ve been making omelets since I was ten. Every place I go overcooks them. Same with scrambled eggs.

Care to see how to make proper scrambled eggs? It will change your egg-eating life. Ramsay shows how. In a pot, not a pan. He doesn’t mention this is precisely a failed sauce. He controls curd development from none to slight. The longer he goes then the dryer the eggs become. Whatever you may think of Ramsay, he does get this right. (sour cream works as well as crème fraîche)

Same thing with omelets. You shake the pan and remove from heat before the eggs are set. Yet time and again I see them overcooked by 100%. And I sit there eating them certain in the knowledge I do much better myself at home.

All that said, this is still a very good recipe. The recipe calls for making the mayonnaise. Now when do you ever see that?

Hint for homemade mayonnaise in this Cherokee recipe (he he): Use room temperature eggs or you’ll have trouble with it thickening as it does surprisingly when they are a bit warm.

Warren is not Cherokee. She’s taken the place of authentic Amerind and parlayed that to ivy league professorship and parlayed that to the American Senate. She stole her education carved out for a real Amerind. She played liberals like a … like a … like a cynical lying ass Democrat. While her choice in caucasian European omelet ingredients is still excellent.

    Tom Servo in reply to bour3. | December 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I’m sympatico with you, since I make my own omelettes too, and I am of the (certainly biased) opinion that my omelettes are better than any I’ve managed to buy anywhere. I always use my favorite cast iron skillet to make them since it holds the heat so well.

    I have not used tarragon, I’ll take your hint on that and try it out.

The book doesn’t seem to make any claims that the recipes are either authentic (or traditional or historical), or original. It just claims to be a “collection of recipes from families of the Five Civilized Tribes”.

There are cookbooks which claim to have indigenous recipes, but this isn’t one of them.

Of course this doesn’t have any bearing on Warren’s bogus claims to be a Native American   Indian   autochthon.

Hey, I’m logged in, but I don’t see where I can upvote (or even reply to) comments. Any advice? I really need to respond to the “prairie crab” comments. Those are hilarious.

He doesn’t answer the main question — is it good? I can’t try it myself, because wonderful or terrible it ain’t kosher. But I’m curious. Will someone who eats crab try this and report on how it tastes?

    We know somebody who tried it yesterday, but we didn’t get to talk to him – he still can’t make it more than ten feet away from the toilet with out running back. His Indian name is now, “Runs with the Runs.”

A great legal site that Legal Insurrection …and now….a comedy site too…..two great site’s in one!

DINORightMarie | December 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

I wonder how many students Prof Lizzy Warren expelled, or gave 0’s to, for plagiarism.

Seems to me they should be able to sue Harvard for allowing a Prof who plagiarized to teach at the Ivy League institution, or at least publicly call out Harvard and her on it!

    The whole concept of plagiarism only exists where there is an expectation that people present only their own original work. In most fields of life there is no such expectation, and therefore the concept of plagiarism doesn’t apply. Recipes are not expected to be original, so they can’t be plagiarized. Especially when they’re contributed to a collection of purportedly traditional — i.e. not original — dishes. If that’s even what it was.

    Similarly, sermons are not expected to be original, and it’s completely acceptable to preach a sermon one heard from someone else or read somewhere, or even to just read it out of a book. Coming out of that tradition, one can understand how MLK may not have realized that academic work is supposed to be original.

    Political speeches, once again, are not expected to be original. There would have been nothing wrong with Biden borrowing Kinnock’s speech, if he hadn’t also borrowed his family. In other words, if it had been true that Biden’s grandfather, like Kinnock’s, had worked down t’pit, or had he, like Kinnock, been the first of his family to get to university, he would have had every right to use Kinnock’s words to say so. The problem was that it wasn’t true.

“I do not know if the recipe book was asking for traditional recipes or just recipes made a lot.”

The title of the book is “Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole ”

I think its fair to say that the title implies these are authentic/traditional.

    Petrushka in reply to Massinsanity. | December 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The title is weasel worded. Implies, but doesn’t say the recipes are old or traditional.

    Recipe plagiarism comes up occasionally. You can’t copyright a recipe, but you can copyright or trademark the title and the wording of the instructions. By any reasonable standard, these are copyright violations.

    tom_swift in reply to Massinsanity. | December 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Then why not put “traditional” in the title? It would hardly be a groundbreaking innovation. Search on traditional recipes native american and gobs of books come up.

    No, these are not traditional recipes, and by all indications they’re not intended to be.

    Even when it comes to suckass Democrats, I for one won’t accuse anyone of an offense he didn’t actually commit.

This nasty elitist is a liberal progressive Democrat, lies are the expected form of communication from such useless devious pieces of trash. Thinking herself clever she’s revealed as predictably untrustworthy.

If Fauxcahontas was where she really belonged, she’d be writing a cookbook called, “Bread and Water.”