It’s 3 a.m. and you’re hungry…who do you want to answer the phone?
Good Morning America has posted the signature recipes of Barack Obama and John McCain (question to Kevin and Stephen–do any Texans put tumeric and basil in their chili, let alone ground turkey?):
Obama Family Chili Recipe
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground oregano
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground basil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans
Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Add ground meat and brown.
Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat.
Add red wine vinegar.
Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down.
Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.
Now compare that to John McCain’s rib recipe:
1/3 part Garlic Powder
1/3 part Salt
1/3 part Pepper
Turn the grill down to low temperature.
Mix together garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then cover both sides of the ribs with that.
Grill ribs, bone side down, for 90 percent of the time. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half. Squeeze the lemon on it frequently, because that makes it taste a lot better.
Recipes as metaphor for the campaign: Obama’s reads like it’s out of a cook book, something a cook with no experience would have to use. McCain’s reads like that of someone who’s cooked tens of thousands of ribs before and knows what he’s doing.