Take a 100% white woman, mix in a healthy dose of liberalism, season to taste and voila!, you have a woman with a career in ruins and a party looking to dump her as soon as possible. Can this absurd tale of being 1/32nd Cherokee get any funnier?
Indeed, it can.
Elizabeth Warren was touting her claim of Cherokee heritage as early as 1984, according to a cookbook titled “Pow Wow Chow” edited by her cousin that includes Warren’s recipes for a savory crab omelet and spicy barbecued beans.
The cookbook, edited by Warren’s cousin Candy Rowsey, is a compilation of “special recipes passed down through the Five Tribes families,” according to the introduction in a copy obtained by the Herald.
Warren, who has been under fire for claiming Indian lineage despite a lack of documentation, is identified as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee” under each of five recipes she contributes in the cookbook, published in 1984 by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum located in Muskogee. Warren is not listed as an official member of the Cherokee tribe and she has been unable thus far to document her claim of any Native American heritage.
She offered a recipe on herbed tomatoes, touting them as a “great accompaniment to a plain meat and potatoes meal!” She also included a crab with tomato mayonnaise dressing dish and a Mexican oatmeal soup that included oats, onions, tomatoes and chicken broth.
“The soup sounds weird, but everyone who tries it, loves it!” Warren wrote.
No, you sound weird and nobody loves you, Lizzie.
“These are all recipes passed down through family members,” said Martha Griffin, a former volunteer and patron of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum who was friends with Warren’s late cousin. Griffin, who has several recipes of her own in the book, didn’t remember the contributions from Warren.
The cookbook also includes a recipe for a sweet “burnt sugar cake” that appears to have been submitted by Warren’s mother. Another, “grandmother’s peach cobbler,” appears above the names of Warren’s two children.
Warren’s campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment last night.
And don’t expect them to.
Said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist: “She needs to admit the truth. There is no documentation showing that she has Cherokee ancestry. She needs to come clean and release her employment records.”
Barnes also called the cookbook “silly.”
“Cherokees don’t even traditionally have powwows,” she said.
So this fake can’t even pull off fakery competently. Pathetic.