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New SCOTUS Cookbook With Over 40 Recipes by Justices

Have you ever dreamed of eating like a Supreme Court justice? Well, now's your chance! A newly released SCOTUS cookbook has found its way into the United States Supreme Court Historical Society's gift shop.

Table for 9 includes over 40 recipes and plenty of curious information about the justices of the High Court throughout history, including the most recent justice, Neil Gorsuch's recipe for English Marmalade. The book also releases some never-before seen photographs including one of the justices preparing to eat a 28 pound salmon that Justice Breyer caught and served to his fellow justices.

What's a Cookbook?

If cooking isn't on your menu of talents, perhaps this book might be best given as a gift to a lawyer who could treat you to some of the supreme delicacies inside (after you've read through it and looked at all the neat pictures of course). And if you tend to be a complete-est, know that there is a second Supreme Court cookbook. Chef Supreme is a tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's late husband, Martin, who apparently was a notable chef. 

Who's Cooking This Book?

The author of Table for 9 is Clare Cushman, who has previously published other esoteric work about the High Court. This time though, she had the help of a Supreme Court curator who was able to help gather information for the book. Also, clearing getting the blessing of the Court, Justice Ginsberg penned a forward for it.

Highlights from the High Court Dining Table

If you're wondering whether you'll want the recipes for the sake of expanding your culinary horizons, well, that answer is probably not. But if you love history and cooking, it could definitely be fun to put some historical figures in context.

In addition to Justice Gorsuch's marmalade, other notable recipes include:

  • Justice Scalia's wife, Maureen's pasta sauce
  • Justice O'Connor's beef jerky
  • Justice Rehnquist's favorite pineapple and coconut cake
  • Justice John Marshall's "Quoit Club Punch"

At very least you should get a copy for your law firm in order to have some good humored fun by forcing new associates to square off iron-chef style.

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