Skip to comments.No Way: Elizabeth Warren Plagiarized 'Pow Wow Chow' Recipes?
Posted on 05/18/2012 4:03:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
Allahpundit is incredulous. I mean, what else can you be at this point? Quick recap: Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) listed herself as a Native American in a professional law directory for at least nine years, and still maintains that she is being truthful about her "identity." Documents show that two of the Ivy League law schools that hired her excitedly touted her as a minority or faculty member -- though she now insists that her "ethnicity" played no role whatsoever in her hiring process. Sure. Much searing scrutiny, and several hilarious explanations later, we now know that there is zero evidence that Warren has any Native American lineage. The only proof she's been able to offer is an anecdote about her grandfather having high cheekbones -- "like all the Indians do"(!) -- and the fact that she once contributed five recipes to a cookbook entitled, "Pow Wow Chow," in which she's listed as Cherokee. I'm not kidding. But here's the unreal shark jump...
Two of the possibly plagiarized recipes, said in the Pow Wow Chow cookbook to have been passed down through generations of Oklahoma Native American members of the Cherokee tribe, are described in a New York Times News Service story as originating at Le Pavilion, a fabulously expensive French restaurant in Manhattan. The dishes were said to be particular favorites of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Cole Porter.
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.
So this 0/32 "Native American" is even cribbing "family" recipes from the New York Times (!) news service and trying to pass them off as passed-down-through-the-years, authentic Cherokee fare? The word 'pathetic' doesn't even begin to cover this material. Questions: (1) What isn't she ripping off or lying about? (2) At what point do we discover that her real name is Nicole or something? AP adds to the fun:
Among the ingredients for Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing: “Imported mustard,” Worcestershire sauce, cognac, and of course crab, all presumably readily available to a, er, 19th-century agrarian Cherokee settlement in Oklahoma.
Remember, she pointed the media to 'Pow Wow Chow' to, um, "substantiate" her heritage. For the second time during this saga, I'm rendered speechless. This is a full-fledged trainwreck, and Scotty Brown's camp is starting to solicit donations over it. Go for it, man. Two parting items, via our bud Mary Katharine Ham. First, an inquiry for our legal beagle readers: If proven, is plagiarizing anything -- even recipes -- considered a serious academic violation? Second, just enjoy this masterful piece of satire:
Ken Burns Presents: Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Trail of Tears
Care to guess how many bits edgy, brave, truth-to-power comedian Jon Stewart has done on this circus? None. I guess this whole thing just isn't funny.
Oklahoma Cherokees were famous for their use of crab.
So were the plains Indians. They called it Souix Shi.
>>Oklahoma Cherokees were famous for their use of crab.<<
And cognac. Or as they called it, “Napoleon VSOP fire water.”
Despite all of this, I would guess it’s still even-money between Princess Slings-the-Bull and Scott Brown—We’re talking Massachusetts, after all.
Could her plagarized recipes be any whiter! I am surprised she did not lift them from the Olive Garden menu.
Thank you TS for a genuine Friday night laugh.
This woman plagarizes, lies, cheats and gets away with it. Heck, the CEO of Yahoo who has cancer was fired because he said he had a degree in computer science when really it was in accounting.
A simple DNA test would tell all.
Custard’s Last Stand
Warren is now a cheat, liar, & thief.
If elected, she will be an excellent representative of Liberal values.
OK, that's just dang hilarious! :-)
The Ken Burns Video is great and funny!
Holy Crap! Your post just made me spill my drink.(It is friday afternoon after all.) Thanks for the belly laugh.
Who knew that Cherokee Chow was Crab with Mayo Dressing? Lizzy is one hellova cook!!! and Plagerist. How many young minds did she “Occupy” while a distinguished teaching Professor? As a parent who has put kids thru college, I would want a refund if she taught my kid. On second thought I would have never allowed my kids in her classroom if it was on my dime.
Obama's official bio, 1998:
Obama's official bio, 2007:
Make sure all of these Dystel images are copied and pasted ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE. They are tiny image files that can be stuck anywhere.
Let the MSM continue their "American Pravda" blackout and coverup.
New Media is going to crush them in the end.
OMG! I read this article to my 84yr old Mom who is Italian. When she heard your comment, she looks at me and says “That would make her a wap-a-ho!!! LOL!
I proceeded to spit my coffee.
I love coming here for entertainment!!
Best stick with grandma’s recipes from the 3x5 cards.
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