More jumbo gumbo, Mr. President?
Blog Guy, have you seen that amazing new book about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the one taken from hours of taped interviews with her just months after her husband was assassinated?
Excuse me? Are we talking about the same book?
Sure. I’m not even finished with it, and already I’m struck by her vivid chowder memories of Jack Kennedy:
“He’d come home, and then it would be fish chowder….”
“I remember we had fish chowder. You could still sit outside.”
“I mean, you had what he loves – his fish chowder – and he was still picking Cornelius Ryan’s brains about ‘The Longest Day.’”
You see what I mean? Anyway, this endless chowder obsession thing sure explains how the Kennedy Era got its indelibly romantic nickname…
“Clam A Lot….”
Top: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shown in this June 27, 1953 photograph with then Senator John F. Kennedy in Hyannisport, Massachuestts. REUTERS/file photo
Right: Book cover, “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Left: Fish Cowder photo from My Recipes